‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe Weighs In on Johnny Depp’s Polarizing Casting
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When it was announced that Johnny Depp would retain his role as the evil wizard Grindelwald in Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts franchise following domestic abuse allegations, it sparked a considerable amount of controversy among fans.
But then director David Yates came out in defense of Depp as did J.K. Rowling and the studio and, well, here we are with Depp set to reprise the role in November’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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,” he said.
The 28-year-old actor is referring to Warner Bros.’ decision to fire actor Jamie Waylett, who played Draco Malfoy’s henchman Vincent Crabbe in the first six Harry Potter films, after he was arrested for growing 10 marijuana plants in 2009.