JK Rowl­ing de­fends Depp in new movie

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JK Rowl­ing has de­fended her de­ci­sion to keep Johnny Depp in the role of Grindel­wald for the Fan­tas­tic Beasts And Where To Find Them se­quel.

A num­ber of fans had ex­pressed their dis­ap­point­ment that Depp was to ap­pear in the forth­com­ing film af­ter he was ac­cused of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence by his ex-wife Am­ber Heard last year.

Harry Potter writer Rowl­ing wrote in a state­ment: “When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindel­wald, I thought he’d be won­der­ful in the role. How­ever, around the time of film­ing his cameo in the first movie, sto­ries had ap­peared in the press that deeply con­cerned me and ev­ery­one most closely in­volved in the fran­chise.

“As David Yates, long-time Potter di­rec­tor, has al­ready said, we nat­u­rally con­sid­ered the pos­si­bil­ity of re­cast­ing.”

“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.”

> Johnny Depp was ac­cused of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

> Au­thor JK Rowl­ing

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