Johnny Depp in the hot seat in Hollywood : J. K. Rowling the author of Harry Potter flies to his rescue and puts an end to the controversy – Gala
J. K. Rowling, the famous writer of the Harry Potter series, was keen to defend the decision to keep Johnny Depp for the sequel to the film Fantastic Animals. And this, despite the accusations of domestic violence of his ex-wife Amber Heard.
It will be one of the stars of the suite of Fantastic Animals, the franchise derived from the universe of Harry Potter. And yet, his private life has failed to deprive him of it. Learning about the allegations of spousal violence weighing on Johnny Depp, fans of J. K. Rowling had threatened to boycott the upcoming feature film titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. If the actor and his ex-wife Amber Heard have since settled their divorce, the production is asked if it should not replace the actor.
“When Johnny Depp was hired to play Grindelwald, I thought it would be wonderful in the role. Yet, when we were filming his appearance in the first film, these stories have appeared in the press and this has deeply moved all the people involved in the franchise , “explains J. K. Rowling, the creator of the two worlds, on its website.
“Fans of Harry Potter have had legitimate questions and concerns about continuing with Johnny Depp in this role. As said the director David Yates, we considered the possibility of taking someone else’s. I can understand why some may have been surprised and upset that we have not done, ” continued she. “However, the agreements that are in place to protect the privacy of two people, who have both expressed their desire to continue to live their life, must be respected,” assures the author, aware that this news did not please everyone. Now, the choice is no longer in discussions, and according to J. K. Rowling, the entire team is happy to have Johnny in one of the main roles of the film “. A disappointment in the least for Johnny Depp, already on the brink of bankruptcy.
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