“I could feel people look at me differently, because of the accusations towards you. And then people start putting things in magazines: ‘He’s insane. He needs to take a sanity test…’ You know, ludicrous stuff. But the only thing that I could do was know what I still know. Ultimately, the truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the right side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will be too. I know the truth and if I had to walk away from all of it today, the job, the career, all of it, and go toodle-oo, then fine.” – Johnny Depp for British GQ, photo by Greg Williams
Forever and always respect and support for the amazing Johnny Depp
“I mean, at the beginning I genuinely didn’t give a fuck about acting. But I began to enjoy it. I enjoyed creating those characters up there, being in the trenches and sparring with collaborators, actors, directors… The trouble with working with these big studios is they can get uncomfortable about certain creative decisions you make. That happened with Pirates. My view is if the studio isn’t worried then I’m not doing my job properly.” – Johnny Depp for British GQ, photo by Greg Williams
“I want the truth. That’s really my biggest obsession in the world. It’s just the fucking truth.” – Johnny Depp for British GQ, photo by Greg Williams
ARE YOUR WANDS READY?
“ – I can’t move against
Grindelwald. It has to be you.” – Dumbledore.
“ – You want me to hunt him down? To kill him?” – Newt.
“ – Mr. Scamander! Do you think Dumbledore will mourn for you? – Grindelwald.
To celebrate the 24 DAYS to the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” world release, I
made a new special poster. This time Grindelwald, Dumbledore and Newt are with
their wands ready to fight and change the future.
The poster is a transformation from two different posters released, and I edited them to make one with the main trio (Sorry Credence… I had to cut you out…).
not a “photoshop wizard”, but I have a really fun time editing them. The other three posters released with Johnny as Grindelwald were already edited and cleaned for a future release on my
countdown posts. One of them I’ll be posting the final result when I watch the movie.
Ps: Stay tuned! Next week I’ll be posting the next special post and the only thing I can tell is that Grindelwald will be on the headlines… xoxo
EW: Heading into Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, what do we need to know about the title character?
J.K. ROWLING: The first mention of Grindelwald is in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, so he has been part of the canon from the beginning. He was a very famous dark wizard whom Dumbledore defeated in 1945, a wizard who once owned the Elder Wand (as Voldemort did later). Although he remained rather mysterious in the Potter books, I had a very clear understanding of who Grindelwald was and what his story had been. Grindelwald is essential to an understanding of how Dumbledore became Dumbledore. [x]
‘The truth will come out in all of this and I will be standing on the other side of the roaring rapids. I hope other people will too’ – Johnny Depp for British GQ, photo by Greg Williams
Congratulations to Johnny Depp, British GQ, Jonathan heaf and Greg Williams for the succes of their amazing issue. Read it here
What does Grindelwald think of Dumbledore at this point?
Johnny Depp: I think he’s just waiting. He’s looking forward to [their inevitable showdown]. I think there’s probably a lot of residue left over from days gone by. They quite bonded, you know? When you loved someone, and cared for someone, and it arrives into a [combative] arena — as it has with Dumbledore and Grindelwald — it’s very dangerous when it becomes personal.
Based on some things your castmates have said, some fans will make Donald Trump comparisons. Is that fair?
Johnny Depp: I don’t see Donald Trump comparisons at all. To me, there’s something almost childlike in [Grindelwald]. His dream is for the wizard world to stand tall and above. It’s a fascistic element, and there’s nothing more dangerous than somebody who is a dreamer with a specific vision that’s very strong and very dangerous and he can make it happen. But no character wakes up and goes, “I’m going to do the worst things possible today and be evil as hell.” I do believe Grindelwald is an oddly likable character.