Daniel Radcliffe talks about Johnny Depp Casting controversy

Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 18:16

HOLLYWOOD- Daniel Radcliffe has finally opened up about the controversy surrounding casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts.

Fans have been criticising Depp's casting as Grindelwald in the movie as Depp was accused of domestic abuse by his former wife amber Heard.

"It's a very hard thing for me," Radcliffe said. 

"I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that . I'm not saying anything that anybody hasn't already said - and this is a weird analogy to draw - [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people's behavior that goes way beyond that and it's tolerated because they're very famous players. I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that."

JK Rowling has already said that she has no problem with Depp's casting.