J.K. Rowling did not attend the HBO Max Harry Potter reunion special, but still managed to make an appearance.
Rowling has been the subject of much controversy and backlash for her repeated commentary on gender and the trans community, and didn’t accept the invite to the reunion, but still had a small role in the special.
The author features in a few clips, discussing her opinion on the film adaptations, as well as the casting of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.
The snippets feature titles explaining that the interviews were conducted in 2019 as part of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour at the sound stages in Leavesden, England, where the Harry Potter films were shot.
Many of the stars of Harry Potter condemned J.K. Rowling’s words about the transgender community, including Daniel Radcliffe.