The writer has spoken.
“Harry Potter” writer, J.Okay. Rowling, has lastly damaged her silence concerning the controversial casting of Johnny Depp within the “Implausible Beasts” film franchise, which is about to proceed subsequent November with “Implausible Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald.”
Rowling supported Depp’s casting in a press release on her web site.
“When Johnny Depp was forged as Grindelwald, I assumed he’d be fantastic within the position. Nevertheless, across the time of filming his cameo within the first film, tales had appeared within the press that deeply involved me and everybody most intently concerned within the franchise.”
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The considerations surrounded allegations that Depp had abused his then-spouse Amber Heard throughout their one-yr marriage in 2015. After a restraining order as a consequence of Heard’s claims of emotional and bodily abuse — to which she offered photographic and video proof — Heard and Depp reached a $7 million settlement. Many followers noticed the choice to maintain Depp as antithetical to the theme of the collection, utilizing magic and friendship to counter abuse of energy.
“Harry Potter followers had professional questions and considerations about our option to proceed with Johnny Depp within the position. As David Yates, lengthy-time Potter director, has already stated, we naturally thought-about the potential of recasting,” Rowling stated, referring to Yates’ feedback defending Depp’s casting in an interview with Screenrant in November.
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Nevertheless, Rowling not solely caught to the choice to forged Depp, she stated she and the producers have been “joyful” to have Depp within the position and referred to as it “the fitting factor.”
“Based mostly on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I usually are not solely snug sticking with our unique casting, however genuinely pleased to have Johnny enjoying a serious character within the films,” Rowling stated.
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