– In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jude Law broke his silence about playing a straightwashed character after director David Yates spilled the beans and then Rowling got mad at him for telling anyone what she didn't do, again. Law explained that he asked Rowling about it, and she confirmed that he's gay (lol that he had to ask?), but he goes on to say that humans are "multifaceted" and that "your sexuality doesn't necessarily define you."
– Law also said that he does not share any scenes with Depp in the film and that "this is only Part 2 of a longer story", hinting that we could see more about Dumbeldore's sexuality in future blockbuster films. Interview quotes below:
There was some uproar earlier this year when director David Yates told EW the character not “explicitly gay” in this film. What’s your take on how apparent Dumbledore’s sexuality should be?
Jude Law explains that Dumbledore's 'sexuality doesn't define [him]'. Funny how they never say that about straight characters ;) https://t.co/i1lUT0X3Tv— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) July 18, 2018
JK Rowling: Oh yeah Dumbledore is gay for Grindlewald and then his heart gets broken and he is single forever and dies alone. That’s the whole crux of his story. I’m a good ally.— ESM (@ESMahony) July 20, 2018
*movies about young Dumbledore come out*
JK Rowling: It’s not that important actually. Money please
Unsurprisingly, @tomandlorenzo nailed this: Dumbledore's "sexual relationship with Grindelwald is significant ... There is no real excuse for playing coy about it, except for a corporate-driven squeamishness about the reality of gay people existing." https://t.co/Ma0GDv9AvA— Lauren Chval (@lchval) July 19, 2018
"Yes Dumbledore and Grindelwald are maybe in love but no they never meet in the movie" is actually pretty accurately gay culture imo— Adam Goldman (@theadamgoldman) July 17, 2018