Daniel Radcliffe Hints At His Disapproval Over Johnny Depp In ‘Fantastic Beasts’
There’s been a lot of hate coming toward Johnny Depp following his casting in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, mainly due to recent allegations of abuse and bullying on his part against women.
First J.K. Rowling defended the casting choice by saying, “Based on our understanding of the circumstances, 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.”
Now, Daniel Radcliffe came out in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about the choice:
“I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that,” he said. “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.”