J.K. Rowling turned down being part of 'Harry Potter' reunion special: 'I didn't want to do it' | Inquirer Entertainment

J.K. Rowling turned down being part of ‘Harry Potter’ reunion special: ‘I didn’t want to do it’

/ 03:24 PM August 30, 2022
JK Rowling

JK Rowling. Image: AFP/Dia Dipasupil

J.K. Rowling disclosed that she was the one who decided not to be part of “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” as she declined an invitation to join the reunion special.

The “Harry Potter” author spoke about her absence in the retrospective special, released last January, during an interview with Irish actor-host Graham Norton for Virgin Radio U.K. last Saturday, Aug. 27. A copy of the said interview was re-uploaded by a fan account dedicated to Rowling, on its YouTube channel on Aug. 28.

ADVERTISEMENT

“When the ‘Harry Potter’ reunion [happened] and you were kind of excluded — I mean that must have been — or did you exclude yourself?” Norton asked.

“Yes, I was asked to be on that and I just decided I didn’t want to do it. I thought it was about the film more than the books, you know?” she answered. “No one said ‘Don’t come.’ I was asked to do it and I decided not to.”

FEATURED STORIES

Rowling then opened up about her relationship with some of the “Harry Potter” series actors after she was asked if she still has communication with them.

“Yes, I do. Some more than others but that was always the case. Some I knew better than others,” she stated, without naming any actors in particular.

Meanwhile, it can be recalled that “Harry Potter” cast members Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have both spoken out against Rowling and her controversial opinions on transgenders. The author first sparked outrage from the LGBTQ community after she mocked an opinion piece from media outlet Devex for using the phrase “people who menstruate.” JB

RELATED STORIES:

‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter backs trans people in call for respect — was it in response to JK Rowling?

WATCH: Harry Potter and friends reunite, reminisce in ‘Return to Hogwarts’ trailer

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, transphobia
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.