Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

ABERNATHY (O.S.)
GOLDSTEIN! Where is she? Where is she? GOLDSTEIN!

TINA ducks behind her desk, which amuses NEWT.

ABERNATHY, a pompous jobsworth, enters. He immediately realises where TINA is hidden.

ABERNATHY
Goldstein!

TINA, looking guilty, slowly emerges from behind the desk.

ABERNATHY
Did you just butt in on the Investigative Team again?

TINA is about to defend herself, but ABERNATHY continues.

ABERNATHY
Where’ve you been?

TINA
(awkward)
What …?

ABERNATHY
(to NEWT)
Where’d she pick you up?

NEWT
Me?

NEWT quickly looks at TINA, who shakes her head, her expression one of desperation. NEWT stalls – a silent pact between him and TINA.

ABERNATHY
(agitated by the lack of information)
Have you been tracking them Second Salemers again?

TINA
Of course not, sir.

GRAVES comes round the corner. ABERNATHY is immediately cowed.

ABERNATHY
Afternoon, Mr Graves, sir!

GRAVES
Afternoon, ah – Abernathy.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

By J.K. Rowling