JK Rowling Reveals She ‘Did NOT Want’ to Be in ‘Harry Potter’ 20th Anniversary Special
‘Harry Potter: Back to Hogwarts‘, a special commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘ in theaters, arrived earlier this year in the catalog of HBO Max – and, despite having brought together the protagonist cast of the film franchise, it did not bring the controversial author of the original books, J.K. Rowlingto the small screens.
Now, during an appearance on Virgin Radio UK, hosted by Graham Nortonshe revealed the reason for being absent from the meeting, saying it just wasn’t something she wanted to do (via Deadline).
“I was asked if I wanted to participate and I decided I didn’t want to do it,” she said. “I thought it was more about the movies than the books, which made sense, that’s what the birthday was about.”
She continues: “Nobody told me to [não fazer]… I was asked if I wanted it and I decided not to”.
The special brings together Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson next to the director Chris Columbus and other members of the cast and creative team as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time since ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘.
Previously, Watson was moved to speak for the first time about the production.
“Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite fictional character of all time. I think a journalist once said that it was annoying how many times during an interview I mentioned how lucky I was and started counting… BUT I KNEW IT WELL!!! And I still know Thank you to the fans who continued to show their support after the last movie. The magic of the world would not exist without you. Thank you for striving to make it such an inclusive and loving place.
I still miss the crew that made these movies all the time. Thank you for all your hard work too – I know your contributions are sometimes overlooked.
Happy 20th Anniversary Potterheads! We hope you enjoy the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts, which airs New Year’s Day, January 1 on HBO Max. ⚡️ Much to look forward to. 😊,” she wrote.
The special also Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Ian Hartbetween others.
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