Ezra Miller did not mince words when he talked about the critics of his upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald. The film is under fire for having Johnny Depp in a lead role of the Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Depp was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife and actor Amber Heard, who had said the actor was “verbally and physically abusive”. They later released a joint statement saying that their “relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love”.
The film is also being criticised for casting a South Korean actor (Claudia Kim) as Nagini, and also revealing at the same time that Voldemort’s pet was all along a woman trapped in a huge snake’s body. Miller, who plays the role of Credence Barebone, an Obscurial wizard, addressed the criticism and said while speaking to Total Film, “Why don’t you wait until you see the film before you start talking s**t on Twitter?”
He added, “Or wait to make up your own mind about something for once in your life. Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Follow your heart, and really, really investigate situations before you identify yourself and pick a side, and start throwing things at the opposition. Because that’s what’s totally screwing everything up right now. And it polarizes us. We’re all human, and there’s a lot of things we can agree on.”
Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald releases on November 16.