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