LOOK: Author J.K. ROWLING Reveals She Didn't Want HARRY POTTER To Become A Play!
Karen Jane Ng
The London-hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play is about to open on Broadway but this is a new chapter of the Wizarding World that author, J.K. Rowling, herself didn't want in the first place.
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"I didn't want to do it," she told CBS' Sunday Morning. "No, I genuinely didn't want Harry to go onstage. I didn't want a musical. I felt that I was done." And if she was being honest, "We all know I don't need the money. Life is too short. I only want to do things that I enjoy, or that I think are good or worth doing."
Fans, however, are glad you got "persuaded", J.K, even if it runs without the golden trio (Harry, Ron and Hermione). "Harry's story now, I'm done. I'm done. I needed to be persuaded to do "19 years on," and I'm really glad I was persuaded, because I'm so proud of this play. But no, we're not going to see Albus' son go to Hogwarts. Well, not on my watch. In 100 years time, I'll come and haunt the person who does it."
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The play will work around the last chapter of Deathly Hallows and focus on the character of Harry's son, Albus Potter.
The bestselling novelist explained, "Well, I've said publicly before now that the character that I was most interested in going forward was the character of Albus [Potter]. And he was certainly the character I had thought most about. The son who clearly, you see in the very last chapter of the series, is off to Hogwarts with a sense of being burdened by his family history. That was our starting point, yeah."
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