Posted Nov 5 2015 — 3:37 PM EST
Next year’s Harry Potter prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has Oscar-winning star Eddie Redmayne top-lining a expel including up-and-coming Steve Jobs singer Katherine Waterston, renouned pull Colin Farrell, comedic impression actor Dan Fogel, and others.
But there’s a criticism of a movie’s casting that was done after a roles were filled: There is not an actor of tone among a core expel of Fantastic Beasts (the leads of the Harry Potter authorization were also white).
EW spoke to executive writer David Heyman about this during a set revisit to Leavesden Studios outward London final month. The producer has been concerned with Potter authorization given a really initial film and was penetrating to tackle the issue.
The critique is mocking since Fantastic Beasts is indeed a story about acceptance (an anti-bigotry message that also recurred in a Potter books and films). Without giving anything away, a members of a wizarding universe are outcasts in 1926 New York and theme to discriminatory persecution.
“Like all of Jo Rowling’s works, [Fantastic Beasts] is populated with a accumulation of people and that will be a same in this array over a march of a films,” Heyman says. “There will be people of several forms of ethnicities. In New York in a 1920s, there was a separation between white and black, the neighborhoods were mostly separate, and that is reflected in [the film]. But a wizarding universe is a most some-more open and passive multitude where people of tone and opposite racial backgrounds exist harmoniously together. There are people of tone stuffing this universe in an organic way.”
For some-more on a story of a film, here’s a recently suggested basic tract of Fantastic Beasts.
Previously, Rowling herself quickly weighed in on a farrago critique around Twitter:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 25, 2015
Want some-more Beasts? Fantastic Beasts is EW’s cover story this week, where we’re charity a behind-the-scenes demeanour during a film and interviews with producers and cast. Check out the cover here, get your copy here, find out the American word for “Muggle” and see a cast photo gallery. For ongoing Fantastic Beasts scoop, follow @jameshibberd.
Article source: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/11/04/fantastic-beasts-diversity