• Ralph Fiennes has an opinion on J.K. Rowling
  • The author has been heavily criticized
  • The actor on the other hand, supports her

From the fourth to the last Harry Potter movie, Ralph Fiennes played the main villain of the saga: "Voldemort". Recently the actor spoke up, once again, about topics related to Harry Potter - though not exactly about his role or the films themselves, but about their creator J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes supports J.K. Rowling

The author of the books has been in the public eye as of late due to her transphobic and hostile comments. As a result, Harry Potter stars such as Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have gone as far as to publicly distance themselves from her. 

But what about Ralph Fiennes? He recently expressed his support for Rowling in The New York Times: "I can understand a viewpoint that might be angry at what she says about women. But it’s not some obscene, über-right-wing fascist."

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He continues: "It’s just a woman saying, ‘I’m a woman and I feel I’m a woman and I want to be able to say that I’m a woman.’ And I understand where she’s coming from. Even though I’m not a woman."

The actor feels that the hatred Rowling faced after her statements is "disgusting" and "appalling." And he adds: 

"Righteous anger is righteous, but often it becomes kind of dumb because it can’t work its way through the gray areas. It has no nuance."