When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling on presenting the younger version of Albus Dumbledore & # 39; and they both discussed how to rebuild the favorite character from Harry Potter films.
Law spent the afternoon taking notes from Rowling, who had talked to him about Dumbledore's life before becoming the most powerful wizard in the world. The British actor left the confidence of the famous author, relieving the pressure on him.
"When the boss says," I like you, "it gives you a little comfort – says Law Rowling, screenwriter of the" Harry Potter "prequel series, based on her 2001 book" Fantastic Animals and Where to Find It. "" You can not help, but step into something like this, play such a role without a sense of responsibility, fear of leaving someone, but when the creator gives you thumbs up, it's a blessing. "
Dumbledore was the director of Hogwarts on the series "Potter," widely known for his silver hair and long beard, with a loose robe. He was played by Michael Gambon after he inherited the role from Richard Harris, who died in 2002.
The young version of the Act comes in the mid-1940s in a three-part suit with short auburn hairs in the sequel "Fantastic beasts: the crimes of Grindelwald," which will be released on Friday. This is the second part of the five-minute franchise, which began in 2016 in "Fantastic beasts and where to find them", which earned USD 813 million worldwide.
In "Grindelwald," Law works with his ex-student Eddie Redmayne & # 39; s Newt Scamander to thwart the leader of the sorcerer wizard Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny & # 39; ego Depp. The film also features Katherine Waterston, Zoe Kravitz and Ezra Miller.
For research, Law read a few Harry Potter books that referred to Dumbledore, and not just watched previous films featuring an older character. With the help of Rowling and director David Yates, they wanted to build from scratch.
"I was given the opportunity to create it without pressure to imitate or impersonate the hero, or even hang it too much on past performances of other actors," said Law. "There were some features that I wanted to take into account, I loved his mood, the flickering that he had … He sees the good of almost everyone, he has a good heart, but I could cover him a little more."
Redmayne said the studio perfectly dumped Law as Dumbledore, which does not necessarily show its true powers and only appears in about six scenes – most of which are interactions with Scamander.
"Being a dangerous, dangerous actor with great weight and weight, and at the same time, he has this kind of fun," Redmayne said about the law. "And I will never forget our first scene in which we saw the movie for the first time, I just saw his back, and the way he turned was immediate, he managed to live, I had no expectations for Dumbledore & # 39; a, but somehow it was solidified in one glance. "
The second part is continued after Grindelwald was captured by the Magic Congress of the United States of America with the help of Newt at the end of the first film. But the wizard finds a way to escape from custody and gathers a group of pure blood wizards who support him to rule all people in Paris in 1920.
The law says that the film opens the door to many dramatic paths and discovers more restless times in Dumbledore's life and with his once-close relationship with Grindelwald.
Rowling announced in 2007 that Dumbledore is gay after the release of "Harry Potter and Deathly Hollows", the latest book in the series. Some of the social media criticized the author's decision to reveal and tamper with the sexuality of a beloved character, but she defended her actions.
The law assures that history is more focused on the complicated relationship of his character from Grindelwald from decades ago than on Dumbledore's sexuality.
"His sexuality does not define him, but he has a relationship with Grindelwald," Law said. "I believe (Rowling) would agree that Albus had many intimate relationships, and the one who has is the love of his life, which is damaged, even poisonous and sends them in opposite directions in middle age, around the age of 45 years old, and he's still recovering from the relationship he's trying to get out of when he was 20. That was a long time ago, I could barely remember what life was like when I was 20 years old.
The actor applauded Rowling for being fearless in creating "layered" and "diverse" characters, such as Dumbledore in the world of fantasy with "escapism and magic."
"Is not it wonderful that we are in a world where finally, such a franchise has a great character and does not matter, but (Rowling) is brave enough to put it there and say" Let's do it. "People should be able to deal with it, they can, just as we should.
The law described his introduction as Dumbledore & a 39; as a good "warm-up" as the series progressed. The actor has several big films in front of him, including "Captain Marvel" and "Vox Lux", but soon he will be able to make the third installment of "Fantastic Beasts".
It will give Law time to grow a beard.
"Finding all these pieces was fun," he said. "I went into this part, but the line was drawn at the end of it, and it will only get deeper."