In an interview with ‘The New York Times’ to promote his new film ‘The Menu,’ Ralph Fiennes spoke out again in defense of the numerous death threats that J. K. Rowling’s views on women’s rights have drawn, “J. K. Rowling has written these excellent pieces about rights being given, about how young children discover themselves, about how to be a better, stronger, more moral person.” .
Fiennes called the online violence and death threats she has received “disgusting and appalling.”
“I mean, I can understand how it might be outrageous” about the comments she made about women, “but they weren’t obscene, and she’s even less of a far-right fascist. It’s just a woman saying, ‘I’m a woman, and I feel that I, as a woman, I want to be able to express that I’m a woman.’ I understand what she’s saying. Even though I’m not a woman.”
In addition he revealed that he was not particularly excited when he first played Lord Voldemort in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series. “I think I was a little dismissive at first, I thought it was a fairy tale for kids.”