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Mads Mickelsen states that there is a “very deliberate” reason why Gelart Grindelwald’s appearance change will not be mentioned in “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”.
“Everyone knows why [the actors changed]. The whole world knows why. It would actually be like an Easter egg to point out that we have swapped actors. Hopefully, we pull them in with the first scene and from there they take on this world, “Mickelsen said in a new interview. The Hollywood Reporter. Of course, the Danish actor is talking about replacing Johnny Depp as the villain of the franchise after Depp was ousted for domestic abuse by his ex-wife Amber Hard.
“It was pretty chaotic,” Mickelsen said of the participation. The actor quickly watched the first two films of the franchise and read the script of the last entry before signing.
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“You don’t want to copy anything [Depp was] To do – it would be creative suicide. Although [a role has] Perfection is done, you want to make it your own, ”he said. “But you still have to build a kind of bridge between what came before.”
Mickelsen did not discuss the role with Depp, but said, “In a sense, touching the base, ‘cleaning the room’ would be great.” Maybe in the future I’ll see him. “
“Mads has a tremendous range, she can be scary and weak and she can be sexy,” said David Yates, a director who has directed seven films in the Harry Potter universe. “I wanted to explore a version of Mads Grindelwald that matched his strengths as an actor – and that meant getting out of the role Johnny had.”
The story also lends itself to change. A disguised magician, Grindelwald was “disguised” in the first film, and was portrayed by Colin Farrell before revealing his true self with Depp in the role.
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The title is also about how, for the first time, Dumbledore’s (Jude Law) sexuality will be addressed.
In one of the first scenes of the movie, there is a meeting between ex-boyfriend-girlfriend Albus Dumbledore and Gelart Grindelwald. Conversations turn into magical politics before Dumbledore declares his love for the Dark Wizard.
“I like that scene,” Mickelson said. “It simply came to our notice then. Their past clearly meant the world to them, but it was also full of despair. We wanted to establish that warmth before we got into a dilemma. “
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is coming to theaters on April 15.