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Jude Law Is Fine with Dumbledore Not Being Explicitly Gay on Screen

Jude Law Is Fine with Dumbledore Not Being Explicitly Gay on Screen

Jude Law Is Fine with Dumbledore Not Being Explicitly Gay on Screen

"You’re just getting to know Albus in this film, and there’s obviously a lot more to come."

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For many Potterheads, the anticipation for November's Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, is too real.

Since the announcement last year that the latest installment to the Potterverse would be including Albus Dumbledore, alongside series antagonist Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp), fans have wondered if the filmmakers would directly address the romantic relationship between the two characters, which was confirmed by author J.K. Rowling in years past.

Unfortunately, many fans' hopes were crushed when reports were released earlier this year that Dumbledore wouldn't be "explicitly gay" in the upcoming film.

And now, actor Jude Law (who plays young Dumbledore in the upcoming film) seems to be defending the decision. 

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Law agreed with filmmaker David Yates' choice to keep the focus Dumbledore's sexuality toned down in The Crimes of Grindelwald

"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?" Law said.

He continued:

"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."

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald hits cinemas on November 16, 2018. Watch the trailer in the video below.

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