Daniel Radcliffe addresses Johnny Depp’s casting in Fantastic Beasts sequel
Throughout the casting controversy surrounding Warner Bros.’ decision to keep Johnny Depp in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Daniel Radcliffe had remained silent.
When asked by Entertainment Weekly about the decision to keep Depp, despite his ex-wife Amber Heard’s claims of abuse, the star of the series upon which Fantastic Beasts is based weighed in, albeit, with some difficulty.
“It’s a very hard thing for me,” said the Harry Potter star, while also being respectful of the film’s producers, who “gave me a great start in life and an amazing job.”
I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that.”
Still, many fans were vocally upset about Depp retaining the titular role of Gillert Grindelwald in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.