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Johnny Depp Steps Out After J.K. Rowling Defends 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting

Johnny Depp Steps Out After J.K. Rowling Defends 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting

Johnny Depp hits the red carpet after J.K. Rowling fiercely defended his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them casting following his abuse allegations.

The 53-year-old actor was all smiles as he posed next to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry at the Classic Rock Awards 2016 held at the Ryougoku Kokugikan Stadium on Friday (November 11) in Tokyo, Japan.

Other rock icons in attendance were Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine, Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, and Orianthi.

Johnny will star as Grindelwald in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the casting decision has caused some controversy because of his alleged domestic violence incidents.

Director David Yates has already spoken out to defend the casting, and now Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has done the same.

At the film’s world premiere on Thursday, she revealed that Johnny has “done incredible things” with the portrayal of the dark wizard and that she is “delighted” with the casting choice.

“He’s obviously a cameo in this film but going forward will obviously be more important,” she told People. “Watching Johnny create a character is really quite remarkable, it’s fascinating. It’s great as a writer to work with people like that.”

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  • Mayra

    So, there are still some people that bought Amber’s bulls**t? Smh.

  • Dorothyfromoz

    I think Depp is the perfect edition to the latest Harry Potter movies. He brings a unique persona that I think will fit in well with the charactyers that J.K. Rowlings has developed. It doesn’t surprise me that he will play Grindelwald. He is a great actor and he plays these types of roles perfectly. I’m looking forward to seeing him in the second installment.

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  • MissS

    Awesome news!! :) This one I will definitely see!!

  • J.

    So excited! Can’t wait to see it!

  • janiedoeie

    Me too but I won’t bother with Aquaman.

  • janiedoeie

    Me too but I won’t bother with Aquaman.