JK Rowling is NOT snubbed from Harry Potter reunion – as previously believed – with stars seen detailing ‘the power of her writing’ and archive footage of ‘cancelled’ author on the special
A teaser for the New Year’s Day special viewed by the publication, shows Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley. Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as the titular character and the man behind Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane, discussing the author.
The alleged absence of Harry Potter creator JK, 56, comes amid the ongoing row over her views on transgender issues and while it was initially believed she would not feature at all, she does crop up in conversation and archive footage.
She’s back: JK Rowling has not been snubbed from the Harry Potter reunion, as previously believed, according to The Independent (afgebeeld in 2018)
The eagerly-anticipated reunion sees Daniel join fellow leads Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, and Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley, as well as a slew of fellow co-stars in marking 20 years since the franchise first aired.
Despite the star-studded turn out, the author behind the stratospherically successful franchise, JK Rowling, was not in attendance at the reunion special.
The Independent however have now revealed she will be the focus of conversation among the cast as they detail her penmanship.
Bonnie said: ‘So many people were falling in love with JK Rowling’s writing’, while Daniel went on: ”I think it’s very easy to forget that at the time, people were talking about ‘the death of reading.’
Maak oop: A teaser for the New Year’s Day special viewed by the publication, shows Bonnie Wright, (vêr regs) who played Ginny Weasley. Daniel Radcliffe, (sentrum) who starred as the titular character and the man behind Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane, discussing the author
Praat uit: Robbie Coltrane also discussed the author
Robbie concurred: ‘One of the many reasons I admire JK so much is that millions now read books who would never have lifted a book up in their lives, and you suddenly realise the power of writing.’
JK will not be joining the special amid much controversy surrounding her over the past few years after she tweeted about biological sex leading to backlash and a subsequent ‘cancellation’ from the trans community.
In Junie 2020, sy het na Twitter gegaan om 'n opiniestuk te kritiseer wat die term 'mense wat menstrueer' gebruik’ in plaas van vroue. Sy het toe voortgegaan met 'n draad wat biologiese seks bespreek.
That was then: JK is pictured with Rupert and Danielle at the Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone in 2001
She later clarified that she respects ‘every trans person’s rights to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them,’ en het verder gesê sy sal marsjeer 'as jy gediskrimineer word op grond van trans.
'Op dieselfde tyd, my lewe is gevorm deur vroulik te wees,’ sy het gese, die Associated Press het destyds berig. 'Ek glo nie dit is haatlik om so te sê nie.’
Dan, in September 2020, sy het hernieude oproepe van transfobie in die gesig gestaar nadat dit die skurk in haar jongste boek aan die lig gebring is, Troebel Bloed – geskryf onder Rowling se skuilnaam Robert Galbraith – is 'n manlike reeksmoordenaar wat soos 'n vrou aantrek om sy slagoffers dood te maak.
In die nasleep van hierdie opmerkings, Harry Potter akteurs Daniel, Rupert, Emma en Eddie Redmayne, wat die hoofrol speel in haar Fantastic Beasts-films wat gekritiseer is, die skrywer.
Gesien: Emma, Rupert and Daniel are pictured in the reunion