Harry Potter's author defends casting Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts 2'
JK Rowling said, " Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role. As David Yates, long-time Potter director, has already said, we naturally considered the possibility of recasting. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn’t happen."
She continued, "The agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected. 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."
The marriage of Depp and heard hand ended bitterly with allegations of domestic abuse and blackmail on Depp. In August 2016 after having reached a private settlement, They both had issued a joint statement saying that their relationship was "intensely passionate and at times volatile but always bound by love", along with that there was "never any intent of physical or emotional harm."
Warner Bros. have supported the decision to keep Johnny Depp for the role, in a statement issued on Thursday.
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