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Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Fantastic Beasts' Casting Controversy

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Fantastic Beasts' Casting Controversy
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January 12

It was only a matter of time until the wider Potterverse was brought into the quagmire of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp’s major presence in the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But the first weighing-in from the old Potter crew has come from none other than the former Harry Potter himself.Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the fallout from J.K. Rowling’ statement about the allegations of abuse surrounding Depp’s divorce from Amber Heard last year, Radcliffe diplomatically addressed the thorny issue:I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people’s behavior that goes way beyond that and it’s tolerated because they’re very famous players. 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.

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