Eddie Redmayne Courts Controversy Related To 'Airbrushing' of Dumbledore's Sexuality

Nagini Shree |Nov 08, 2018

Eddie Redmayne addresses controversy around Dumbledore's sexuality getting airbrushed.

When it comes to the controversy in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Eddie Redmayne has just given a speech regarding ‘airbrushing’ of Albus Dumbledore's sexuality.

The Oscar-winning actor believes that the world is becoming a better place for the LGBTQ community, however, there are some prejudices that still exist generally.

The controversy was stirred up when director David Yates said that Dumbledore's sexuality (feature Jude Law) will not explicitly be addressed in The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the next film in the series. By contrast, J.K. Rowling made an announcement that Dumbledore is gay after writing the seven Harry Potter books.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho airbrush Albus Dumbledore's sexuality

The makers’ action raised a storm of controversy among Harry Potter fans as if they are trying to “airbrush” his sexuality.

Eddie Redmayne, who stars in the role of Newt Scamander, has now addressed the whole issue during a promotional program of the film.

“The development in the LGBTQ community has been at different stages in different countries in different parts of the world.”

He also admitted that prejudice against the LGBT community is still present in his country (US) and all over the world, but J.K. Rowling is surely an exception.

The prequel of Harry Potter films goes back in the past to tease Dumbledore’s sexuality. The headmaster at Hogwarts had an intimate relationship with the dark villain Grindelwald when they were young men.

Redmayne revealed that there will be no kiss scene in the film, but the audience can see extraordinary intimacy and love in a brief moment.


Sort by Newest | Popular