Fantastic Beasts 2 Star Jude Law Apparently Can't Pronounce 'Grindelwald'

Jaap Buitendijk, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Jaap Buitendijk, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Although Gellert Grindelwald is a relatively new character for fans of the Harry Potter movie series, you'd think the new Fantastic Beasts film would stay consistent with at least the pronunciation of the dark wizard's name. However, it appears the sequel might have messed up, and Jude Law is taking responsibility.

While appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Law, who plays a young Albus Dumbledore in the new film, was asked why in the first movie, Grindelwald is pronounced "Grindel-wald," but in the sequel, Law says "Grindel-vald."

Turns out, it wasn't exactly an intentional decision.

"It's a very good question," Law admitted. "I dived straight in calling him 'Grindelvald,' assuming that because I have this very good friendship with him that I got it right." But then Law's Fantastic Beasts co-star Eddie Redmayne made mention of the discrepancy by pointing "halfway through the film, 'I don't call him that. I call him Grindelwald,'" Law explained. "But it was too late."

Thankfully, Law came up with a simple explanation as to why Dumbledore would pronounce it differently. "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."

Earlier on in the interview, Law revealed that he sought out advice from JK Rowling when he was cast in the role. "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 actor shared. One topic that doesn't seem to have come up, however, was the correct pronunciation of Grindelwald's name. 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this Friday.

A Golden Girls-Themed Cruise Will Set Sail in 2020

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Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

If you've ever fantasized of taking a vacation that would make the cast of characters from The Golden Girls proud, you'll soon have the chance to make your dreams come true. In early 2020, Flip Phone Events and the cruise line Celebrity Infinity are launching a Golden Girls-themed cruise that brings the classic 1980s sitcom to the western Caribbean.

As CNN reports, the new cruise, called Golden Girls at Sea, leaves from Miami, Florida—the home of Rose, Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia. For five days, the ship will take cruisers on a relaxing trip through the Gulf, stopping in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico. While onboard the ship, guests will have the opportunity to take part in several Golden Girls-inspired activities, including a Shady Pines craft corner, Dorothy's bingo, Golden Girls trivia, and karaoke at Blanche's favorite pickup spot, The Rusty Anchor. And, yes, there will be cheesecake.

The Golden Girls premiered over 30 years ago, but the fabulous foursome hasn't lost its popularity. Even though the show has ended, the ladies can still be spotted on apparel, candles, board games, and even their own cereal box. Their new themed cruise may be the most luxurious Golden Girls-branded experience yet.

Golden Girls at Sea sets sail from Miami on February 24, 2020 and returns on February 29. Rooms start around $987 per person for a standard cabin and go up to $7657 for the top suites. Unlimited drinks are included with every ticket.

Book your tickets here.

[h/t CNN]

Harry Potter Fans Can Now Live at Hogwarts

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Warner Bros.

Still waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter? Still dreaming of the day you can walk through the Great Hall doors for the first time? Well now you can, because there are newly constructed luxury apartments right next to the real-life Great Hall from the Harry Potter movies.

Fans can now live out their ultimate Wizarding World dreams, as two luxury flats have been made in the heart of the castle at Royal Connaught Park in Bushey, Hertfordshire, home of the original Great Hall.

According to the Mirror, Rightmove—a UK-based property rental website—has shared an ad for two-bed apartments within the Victorian castle, which is home to the Great Hall from the first three Harry Potter films.

The property used to be the home of the Royal Masonic School for Boys. Now, thanks to recent renovations, Potterheads can rent out the new, unfurnished apartments for $2800 a month.

Fans who can scavenge up enough knuts, sickles, and galleons will not only have the Great Hall to visit but also 100 acres of parkland that surrounds the property, a private leisure center complete with saunas and pools, a tennis court, and 24-hour concierge and shuttle services.

The site served as a set for Harry Potter, but also for movies like Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Hot Fuzz, and the long-running TV series EastEnders.

[h/t: Mirror]

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