J.K. Rowling just dropped major details about the untold relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and we knew it!
In a brand-new segment featured in the film’s Blu-Ray edition, the 53-year-old author admitted the characters’ complicated past goes far deeper than the movie let on. In fact, it was a “love relationship.”
“Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was passionate, and it was a love relationship,” she said. “But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. You can’t know—you can believe you know.”
Although Rowling previously shocked fans when she revealed that the headteacher was gay, not much has been said about the character’s sexuality since. Nevertheless, the author confirmed that she’ll explore their relationship from an emotional standpoint.
She continued, “I’m less interested in the sexual side—though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship—than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing about all human relationships.”
Sounds like a fantastic plot for Fantastic Beasts 3.