JK Rowling defends decision to cast Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts

JK Rowling defends decision to cast Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts

Edinburgh author JK Rowling says she’s “genuinely happy” to have Johnny Depp cast in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, despite the controversy that’s surrounded the actor’s casting. The Harry Potter creator admitted recasting the role had been “naturally considered” after Depp was accused of domestic abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard – claims which he has strenuously denied. But the 52-year-old author added that she’s now “comfortable” for him to stay as Gellert Grindelwald. Rowling has penned the screenplays for the spin-off films, the second of which…

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