Following all the news that Johnny Depp has been fired from the Fantastic Beasts franchise after losing his legal battle with U.K. publication The Sun, his former co-star, Jude Law, is opening up about it. Here’s what Law, who plays Dumbledore in the Harry Potter prequel had to say about this whole situation!
During a new interview for ET, Jude Law shared that ‘It’s an enormous film, and there are many, many layers to it. It is probably one of the biggest productions I have ever worked on. And in a situation like this, you defer to the studio. That’s all you can do. Because you have to turn up and play your part. It was unusual for me because, in fact, on this particular role. Johnny had actually only done a day’s filming, I think, on his own.’
In the meantime, Warner Bros. has announced that due to the recasting process, the movie has been, once again, delayed, and is now expected to be released in 2022.
This comes after the release was initially postponed for unclear reasons, and then postponed again because of the pandemic, making this the third time the movie gets pushed back.
Law went on to once again stress that ‘In a franchise like this, it’s the studio and the company that make the big decisions. And you have to go along with those, because we’re just a member of the team.’
But Fantastic Beasts was not the only project the actor talked about during the interview since he has also been promoting his brand new drama, The Nest.
The movie is all about the marriage of a scheming businessman and his good natured wife; a story in which they both end up being forced to confront some ugly truths about each other.
Jude Law explained that ‘It looks at the effort it takes to make a marriage work. It’s not a drama about a family dealing with loss or deception or divorce — it’s just looking at how they learn to recognize and work out each other. There aren’t many films that look at families like that. That’s what most of us deal with on a day-in, day-out basis. Because relationships are complicated and hard. They should be, because humans are complicated and hard.’