‘Fantastic Beasts’ Stars Discuss Keeping Johnny Depp’s Cameo Secret

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It’s now been a few days since we found out that Johnny Depp has joined the star-studded cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The actor will make a cameo as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming movie and will then reprise the role of the dark wizard in future installments. Depp spent two days on set to shoot his scenes, but his involvement with the project was somehow kept a secret until last week.

In a recent interview with E! Online, Eddie Redmayne was asked about keeping Depp’s role a secret. Here’s what the actor told the site:

“Wait, Johnny Depp is in this movie? We know nothing. We can reveal nothing. One of the wonderful things about making this film was the story that J.K. Rowling had written and the surprises and secrecy for it. I know in the age of social media, it’s impossible to keep those secrets but if there’s any way we can keep some of them secret, it would be so lovely to do.”

Meanwhile, Alison Sudol was a little more open and revealed that she didn’t know about Depp’s addition to the cast until very recently:

“We didn’t have to keep it for that long because we only found out shortly before it was released publicly, luckily. And we’ve had to keep so many secrets at this point that we basically are used to having to be vaults.”

The same thing happened with Colin Farrell, who didn’t know about Depp until very late in the process:

“I didn’t know until very late so I didn’t feel like I had to keep [it a secret]. I don’t have any friends so.”

You can watch the interviews here (warning: there’s a spoiler right at the beginning of the video). What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18th.

Source: E! Online

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.