Actor Johnny Depp, who plays Gellert Grindelwald, the villain in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, revealing the behind-the-scenes and his arrival in the Wizarding World’s franchise.
“Sometimes things arrive and for me at the moment and it’s always important to pay attention to whatever that is when you have a certain instinct about something,” says Depp, who is known for his improvisation while filming. “She and David were great in terms of allowing me to step outside of the screenplay and dialogue as written and travel a bit more and try things.“
Even though there is some controversy on how Dumbledore’s homosexuality will be portrayed in this film, the actor guarantees that the lack of focus on the relationship between the professor and Grindelwald is something positive. “It makes the situation with Dumbledore all the more intense. I think there’s a jealousy with Scamander. He sees Scamander as Dumbledore’s protégé — his boy, in a way. That in itself is enough for Grindelwald to want to take Scamander down in a way that is ferocious and eternal“, he explains
With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, and Callum Turner, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens worldwide on November 16th, 2018.