It’s been over a decade since author J.K. Rowling revealed that badass wizard and eventual Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore is, in fact, gay. But, that still hasn’t transferred to an actual queer depiction of Dumbledore on screen. Now, actor Jude Law, who plays Dumbledore in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, has weighed in on why it’s totally fine to forgo an openly queer depiction of the character.
“Yes, he’s gay,” Law told Entertainment Weekly. “But as with humans, your sexuality doesn’t necessarily define you; he’s multifaceted. I suppose the question is: How is Dumbledore’s sexuality depicted in this film? What you got to remember this is only the second Fantastic Beasts film in a series and what’s brilliant about Jo’s writing is how she reveals her characters, peels them to the heart over time. You’re just getting to know Albus in this film, and there’s obviously a lot more to come. We learn a little about his past in the beginning of this film, and characters and their relationships will unfold naturally which I’m excited to reveal. But we’re not going to reveal everything all at once.”
Well, queer people are a patient people and we’ve waited to see a gay Dumbledore for 11 years so, what’s a few more, right?
Next, we can even work on getting a gay Dumbledore played by a gay actor!