In an interview with GQThe actor says that although he hasn’t read the author’s 5000-word blog about her views on the transgender community, he believes there should be an “adult conversation” around the issue. .

“No hate speech against women or transgender people [people] – that’s a good start. But we have to be honest – and it seems to me that when you turn science into ideology, and politics into science, you’re not speaking from an honest place. And I think that’s muddying the water in terms of which side you’re on, and rarely leads to anything good,” said Mikkelsen.

He said he’s wary of judging Rowling: “Every time you ask someone, you really can’t understand what she’s saying,” the actor said. “But if the reaction is that crazy, we have to be very careful to know what we’re talking about.”

He added: “I’m in the habit of not commenting on stuff I know nothing about, and I really think that would be appropriate for the whole world.”

JK Rowling walks the red carpet at the Fantastic Beasts premiere

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Mikkelsen also discussed replacing Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, after Depp was asked to step down from his role in the franchise. Depp failed shortly after losing his case to The Sun newspaper, who described him as a “wife beater” in an article about his relationship with Amber Heard.

Regarding recasting the role, he commented, “It’s clear that there’s a situation that has to be resolved overnight… They’re just panicking.”

He revealed that he did not intentionally imitate Depp’s performance. “To copy him would be a creative suicide… We had to make it our own.”

Mikkelsen is said to be director David Yates’ first alternative, and it looks like the new Wizarding World movie is benefiting from the swap. Review for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is very powerful, with many critics especially commended his performance.

As well as critically acclaimed lead roles in Thomas Vinterberg’s films such as The Hunt and Another Round that won the Oscars in 2020, Mikkelsen is also known for playing villains Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal’s hit Hannibal. NBC, Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars and Kaecilius in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, is the third installment in the series, and follows the story of Dumbledore as he tries to stop archenemy Grindelwald as he tries to expand his control over the world. wizarding world. It also stars the returning cast of Jude Law as Dumbledore, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, and Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein.


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