Mads Mikkelsen revealed that he really wanted to talk to Johnny Depp about playing Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3.
He revealed this during a recent interview with The Times.
It’s pretty interesting to hear him admit this and it seems like he has nothing but respect for Johnny Depp.
Mads Mikkelsen replaced Johnny Depp after he was asked to leave the project.
That happened after he lost his lawsuit against The Sun newspaper in the UK.
Mads Mikkelsen tried to talk with Johnny Depp about Fantastic Beasts 3
Here’s what Mads Mikkelsen had to say about wanting to chat with Johnny Depp about playing Grindelwald:
I mean, obviously, they were going to do the film, and obviously, he was not involved any more. But I didn’t have a dog in that fight. And I don’t know what happened in his private life, and I don’t know if it was fair, him losing the job, but I just knew that the show was going on, and I would’ve loved to have talked to him about it if I had the chance, but I just don’t know him in that sense. But they called me and they were obviously in a hurry, and I loved the script and so said yes.
Mikkelsen wasn’t allowed to talk to Depp
Mads Mikkelsen then continued:
And I know it was controversial for many people, but that’s just the way it plays out once in a while. I didn’t want to copy what Johnny had done. I think he’s a masterful actor, so copying him would’ve been creative suicide. I had to figure out something that was definitely my own, and yet also act as a bridge to what he had done. My take is different, and the look is a little different, but we’ll have to wait for the film’s release to find out.
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