Screenwriter says fans raised ‘legitimate concerns’ about Depp’s casting following domestic abuse allegations by his ex-wife
The author publicly backs the Fantastic Beasts star following speculation his role might be recast.
J.K. Rowling has finally spoken out about the decision to cast Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off series, ‘Fantastic Beasts’.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and the team behind the Fantastic Beasts movies are coming under fire from some fans online after defending the casting of Johnny Depp amid earlier allegations of domestic violence levied against him.
J.K. Rowling has commented on Johnny Depp’s casting in the Harry Potter prequel series of Fantastic Beasts movies today, defending it as “the right thing” for the upcoming sequel.
“Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies,” Rowling said.
J.K Rowling defends decision to cast Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts sequel following domestic violence allegations
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