“Yes, but no one wants to have a baby with me, that’s the problem.” -Katherine Waterston
Okay, but can we talk about this for a second?
It is so obvious that Katherine is hurting because of it- her reaction after she said it, which the interviewer describes as a “horrified” look, nearly proves it. Her follow-up, “I’m not supposed to talk about it.” proves it even more. Katherine Waterston is sad she doesn’t have a child (and, I’m assuming, a husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend). Think about it. Her career FINALLY took off in the direction she’s hope for since she was young, at age 36. She struggled for 36 years. Her career got on track when she was THIRTY-SIX. Yes, she got the role of Porpentina Scamander (née Goldstein) at 35- but nobody knew who she was until after Fantastic Beasts was out. She couldn’t even get a callback from her FATHER’S TV SHOW. Think about it. Being middle-aged, not knowing when your next job is going to be, not being in a relationship when all your friends are married and have children- that had to have been fucking HARD. To have society be throwing these expectations on you as well, that you need to have children and shit to be happy. Even my grandma said it: today when I was telling her about Katherine and I mentioned her age, my grandma said, “Oh! She must have a husband and a ton of kids.” and seemed rather disappointed when I said she didn’t. For Katherine, hearing that from people she knows has to fucking SUCK. She wants children and marriage; people are assholes and don’t see a wonderful woman when they see one. So, to all of her haters out there… step in her shoes.
Oswald is bewildered after his meeting with Katherine. Now we know, the Court of Owls has been watching Oswald. What do they have in mind? Remember when Dr. Strange said he had long term plans for Oswald? Perhaps we’ll learn what those plans were.