JK Rowling will not participate in the reunion of the cast of “Harry Potter” that will premiere HBO Max

JK Rowling.

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In the absence of another installment that takes up the story of Harry Potter -like the play “The cursed child”-, the protagonists of the cinematographic saga have agreed to record a reunion similar to the one that the stars of “Friends” in the service of streaming HBO Max.

As with the popular television series, it has already been confirmed that several members of the cast will be part of the meeting to share anecdotes about the filming together with the three main actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert grint. Nevertheless, JK Rowling is not expected to participate in the special, despite the fact that she was the creator of the books that conquered millions of readers and that inspired the films, without forgetting, of course, that they also made her a richer woman than the queen herself Isabel II.

As confirmed by a source close to the production to the magazine People, the author will appear in images and archival videos because obviously it would be very difficult to completely disassociate her from the saga, but she will not be before the cameras of the special “Return to Hogwarts”.

Rowling’s public image has never finished recovering since in 2020 she published an essay in which she expressed her point of view about biological sex and gender identity, to try to explain why she considered that certain women’s rights were being threatened by the activism of a part of the collective trans.

He also mentioned the risks of new legislation – such as the UK’s Gender Recognition Act 2004 – that allow a person to change their gender in the eyes of the law without undergoing gender reassignment surgery or without taking hormone therapy. The reaction that his statements provoked among the Harry Potter team was unanimous: those who spoke about it, did so to clarify that they owe a lot to the writer, but that they did not agree with her at all.

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