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JK Rowling Defends Johnny Depp Casting in Fantastic Beasts

"We all have to do what we believe to be the right thing."
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JK Rowling has come forward to defend the decision to keep Johnny Depp in the role of legendary dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

In a post on her website, Rowling said she and the filmmakers are "not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies."

Rowling said she understands why some fans have expressed confusion and anger about the situation, noting that "around the time of filming [Depp's] cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me and everyone most closely involved in the franchise."

While she wishes she could speak more about the decision, Rowling said she is unable to do so because of agreements made "to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives." She said her "inability to speak openly to fans about the decision has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful."

While Rowling acknowledged some fans will not be satisfied with the decision, she noted that "conscience isn't governable by committee" and, whether in the fictional world or the real one, "we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing."

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will focus on the dark wizard's magical revolution. Director David Yates recently defended Depp, saying, "I can only tell you about the man I see every day: He's full of decency and kindness, and that's all I see."

Brian Barnett is an IGN Freelance Writer. You can follow and chat with him on Twitter at @Ribnax.

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