Johnny Depp Breaks The Silence On Fantastic Beasts Casting Controversy

Though it must have seemed like a win-win move for Warner Bros. when they cast box office magnet Johnny Depp as the villainous Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts films, the actor’s role in the Harry Potter spinoffs has been forever mired in controversy as many Potterheads believe that the franchise shouldn’t be supporting him due to the allegations of domestic abuse leveled at Depp by his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Now, after months of silence on the topic, the actor has finally opened up about the uproar surrounding his casting in Fantastic Beasts while speaking to EW. Depp explained that he “felt bad” for creator J.K. Rowling for bearing the brunt of the controversy, as many have not taken kindly to her support of him.

“I’ll be honest with you, I felt bad for J.K. having to field all these various feelings from people out there. I
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