Late final month, Unbelievable Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates defended casting Johnny Depp because the eponymous villain within the Harry Potter spin-off sequel regardless of the allegations that he bodily abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Yates advised that Depp is completely totally different from individuals like Harvey Weinstein as a result of there weren’t “a number of accusers over a few years,” and that he solely sees Depp as somebody who’s “stuffed with decency and kindness.” Due to that, he believes the query of whether or not or not Depp was abusive is a “useless subject” and he’s completely comfy having him within the film.
Certainly, although, Harry Potter creator J.Okay. Rowling would have one thing to say about Depp being within the Unbelievable Beasts sequel. In any case, she’s not stranger to creating her emotions identified in terms of males who’re assholes (allegedly or in any other case). Now, lastly, Rowling has provided an announcement on how she feels about Depp enjoying Grindelwald, however anybody hoping she’d echo their misgivings concerning the casting will most likely be disillusioned to see that she’s “genuinely comfortable” to have Depp within the film.
That comes from a submit on her web site (by way of Leisure Weekly), wherein she explains that she is aware of some individuals could also be “confused and offended” about Grindelwald not being recast, however she thinks the phrases of Depp and Heard’s divorce settlement—wherein they each agreed that neither get together was mendacity concerning the abuse—“have to be revered.” In different phrases, she says that Depp and Heard are over no matter occurred between them, so it ought to now not matter to anybody. She additionally provides that each she and the individuals making the movie are “comfy” with retaining Depp, however “all of us should do what we imagine to be the appropriate factor.”
Principally, Rowling is cool with it, however she says you’re free to skip the film if you happen to’re not.