Fantastic Beasts 3: Mads Mikkelsen would have liked to speak with Johnny Depp

“I don’t know what happened, and I don’t know if it was right, that he lost the part. I just know that the show has to go on and that I would have loved to tell him about it … ”

Excluded from the franchise Harry potter at the end of 2020 due to his personal legal troubles, Johnny Depp had to give up the role of Gellert Grindelwald, while the filming of Fantastic Beasts 3 had just started. It was therefore necessary to replace it at short notice and it is Mads Mikkelsen who was cast. Danish film star, in the much noticed Drunk this year, but also passed by Marvel (Doctor Strange), Star Wars (Rogue One) and soon in Indiana Jones 5, the 55-year-old actor was not afraid to put himself under Gellert’s cloak after Johnny, and he tells why at Sunday Times in recent days :

“They (Warner Bros.) called me and they were obviously in a rush, and I loved the script and so I said yes. I know it was controversial for a lot of people, but that’s how it is. that it happens from time to time “, spear Mads Mikkelsen, without beating around the bush.

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Because, according to him, it was obvious that Warner “was going to do this movie anyway, and obviously (Johnny Depp) wasn’t involved anymore. But I am not taking part in this fight. I do not know what happened [dans sa vie privée], and I don’t know if it was right, that he lose his role. I just know that the show has to go on and that I would have loved to talk to her about it (about the role) if I had had the chance. But I just don’t know him well enough. “

Mads Mikkelsen concludes by promising fans that he will not seek “not to copy what Johnny did. I think he is a masterful actor, so copying him would be creative suicide. I have to find something that is clearly my own, but that could also relate to what he is doing. ‘he did. My approach is different, my look is a little different, but we will have to wait until the release of the film to understand what I’m talking about … “

Fantastic Beasts 3 will be released on July 14, 2022 in theaters.

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