The actor appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote the sequel, where Colbert questioned why Johnny Depp’s villain character, Gellert Grindelwald, is referred to as “Grindel-wald” in the first film, but called “Grindel-vald” by Law’s Albus Dumbledore in the second.
“It’s a very good question. I dived straight in calling him ‘Grindlevald’, assuming that because I have this very good friendship with him that I got it right,” he responded. “Eddie Redmayne pointed out halfway through the film, ‘I don’t call him that. I call him Grindelwald.’ But it was too late.”
“I think it’s because Albus knows him well and at some point, Gellert said, ‘Can you please call me ‘Grindelvald.’ I’m sticking to that.”
Colbert also asked whether Law had sought advice from screenwriter JK Rowling after landing the part. The actor said: “I went to her immediately. As soon as I got the part, I thought: ‘I’ve got this responsibility to all these fans, to this Wizarding World.’ Also, I really wanted to meet JK Rowling.” The pair spent an afternoon together, in which the author detailed to Law everything one could possibly know about the character.
The second of five confirmed adventures set within the same world as Harry Potter sees Eddie Redmayne return as Newt Scamander, in the year 1927, who this time around will be enlisted by Dumbledore to thwart Grindelwald’s plans.
Returning for the sequel are Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and Zoë Kravitz who plays Leta Lestrange. The film sees the adventure move from New York to London and then onto Paris.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released in UK cinemas on 16 November