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Post Jude Law talks Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts': relationship with Grindelwald, more

In a detailed new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jude Law opened up about portraying Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts series, including where the Hogwarts Professor is his life at the time of the second movie - note that he is currently NOT Transfiguration Professor in Crimes of Grindelwald.

Law commented on Dumbledore's sexuality, and whether it played a major role in the sequel. The actor revealed that he indeed did not have any scenes with costar Johnny Depp (Grindelwald) in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - which actually is on par with the saga as J.K. Rowling noted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that the pair don't meet again until their battle in 1945 (which will probably take place in the fifth and final Fantastic Beasts movie).




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What did Rowling say in terms of the performance or interior life of the character that you found helpful?
Jude Law:
Well gosh, there was so much reference to interior life. The one thing that came out was the sense of play. He has a youthful mercurial approach to life, but that there’s something that hangs heavy in his heart, in his past, that underlies all of that. There’s a root of good humor and good heart and sense of self and a sense of past.
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There was some uproar earlier this year when director David Yates told EW the character not “explicitly gay” in this film. What’s your take on how apparent Dumbledore’s sexuality should be?
Law:
Jo Rowling revealed some years back that Dumbledore was gay. That was a question I actually asked Jo and she said, yes, he’s gay. But as with humans, your sexuality doesn’t necessarily define you; he’s multifaceted. I suppose the question is: How is Dumbledore’s sexuality depicted in this film? What you got to remember this is only the second Fantastic Beasts film in a series and what’s brilliant about Jo’s writing is how she reveals her characters, peels them to the heart over time.

You’re just getting to know Albus in this film, and there’s obviously a lot more to come. We learn a little about his past in the beginning of this film, and characters and their relationships will unfold naturally which I’m excited to reveal. But we’re not going to reveal everything all at once.
The full interview can be read at the source above.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, ZoŰ Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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By saying that he's not "explicitly gay", are they suggesting that CoG will be missing any mention that his relationship with Grindelwald was romantic? Because logically, that is going to have to be included (or at least mentioned) at some point. It would be weird if we who read every Rowling interview were the only ones who knew Dumbledore's orientation.

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