Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald actor Johnny Depp Says JK Rowling Believes In Him

Author |Oct 12, 2018

In the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie, J. K. Rowling has revealed her decision of keeping Johnny Depp for the role of Grindelwald.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald directed by David Yates is a forthcoming fantasy film in the Fantastic Beasts series, which J. K. Rowling pens script. It is the second film product after the box office hit Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in 2016. In the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie, J. K. Rowling has revealed her decision of keeping Johnny Depp for the role of Grindelwald. The decision has created controversy in public because of his domestic violence accusations from his ex-wife.

Johnny Depp was involved in family violence

Amber Heard, his ex-wife, accused him of domestic violence. When having an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor said that he was slandered and J. K. Rowling knew the truth. She knew that he was falsely accused. That’s the reason why she publicly defended him. He stated that he had the intention of using the Sun newspaper for defamation because of false accusation. Also, his evidence will be showed in the defamation case.

Nevertheless, fans of the Harry Potter series film strongly protested Depp’s casting in the role of the dark wizard Grindelwald. Johnny Depp felt so bad when Rowling had to deal with legitimate comments and questions from fans about his role in the movie.

J. K. Rowling shared her decision about keeping Johnny Depp

Rowling often has interaction with her fans on social networking sites and shared her thoughts about Depp. She and the American director had considered changing the cast. However, they still stuck to the original cast. They were quite satisfied with roping in Depp as a leading character. So she could understand why some fans expressed their disappointment and anger to her decision.

Although she knew that inability of announcing openly to all of the film’s fans had been frustrating, the privacy between the two people has to be respected as their desire. She accepted that there would be some people who were not happy with their choice of actor in the upcoming film. However, they had to do things they believed to be right and most suitable.

Warner Bros also supported the decision of keeping Johnny Depp in the role. Both parties had jointly addressed the issue. Based on this and all the information, the Warner Bros together with the film production team went on supporting the decision of keeping Johnny Depp as wizard Grindelwald for the scheduled film. None of them in the Fantastic Beasts film project wants to miss their talented actor. Whatever happens, they still stick to the involvement of Johnny Depp in the upcoming movie.


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