Why JK Rowling isn’t in the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special

JK Rowling has explained her conspicuous absence from Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts, explaining that she declined an invitation to be in the special.

The author of the original “Harry Potter” series only appeared in a few excerpts of “Return to Hogwarts,” via segments from a 2019 interview. Her limited presence was noted by critics and viewers surrounding the special’s HBO Max premiere on Jan. 1 noticed this year.

Some viewers suspected that Rowling’s absence could be due to her troubled public image in recent years. The author has been mired in controversy as she continues to express sentiments deemed harmful to the trans community, such as: B. against laws that would make it easier for trans people to legally change their gender. Franchise stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have made public statements of support for the trans community since Rowling first faced controversy.

However, in a Saturday interview with Graham Norton on Virgin Radio UK, Rowling claims her absence from Return to Hogwarts was her decision.

“I actually wasn’t,” Rowling said after Norton claimed she was “kicked out” from the reunion special.

“I was asked to attend. I decided I didn’t want to do it. I thought it was rightfully more about the movies than the books,” Rowling continued. “Nobody said, ‘Don’t do it.’ I was asked to do it and I decided against it.”

Entertainment Weekly had previously reported that Rowling had been invited to participate in the special, but that her team “determined that the writer’s archived comments were appropriate.”

While Rowling skipped the anniversary special, she later made a rare public appearance at the red carpet premiere for the Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which she co-wrote with Steve Kloves. However, Rowling did not speak to the press at the event, nor did she pose for group photos with the film’s cast.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jk-rowling-harry-potter-anniversary-special-absence-explained-1235352807/ Why JK Rowling isn’t in the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special

Charles Jones

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