Evanna Lynch suggests JK Rowling skipped Harry Potter reunion because she “was busy”


Evanna Lynch has said she “strongly disagrees” with the media account of a split between JK Rowling and the Harry Potter cast.

The actor, who played Luna Lovegood in the franchise, said everyone on set had “strong beliefs” but insisted the writer was not “glued” by the production. of the film at the recent Harry Potter Reunion Special.

The UK author’s name does not appear on any promotional material for Back to Hogwarts and she does not show up in person. Rowling can, however, be seen in a music video – shot in 2019 – discussing the casting process for the famous boy wizard.

Rowling has become a controversial figure since the films came out because of her comments on gender identity, drawing criticism from many, including Emma Watson (who played Hermione Granger) and Daniel Radcliffe (who took on the role of Hermione Granger). been chosen to play Harry Potter).

Talk to FR News On Tuesday January 11, Lynch said: “I have spoken to all the cast, they all have great respect for her even if they don’t agree with her beliefs. I really don’t agree with the story that there is a loophole.

She said that reconciling opposing views had involved a “very difficult conversation” between Rowling and the cast members, but that she hoped there would eventually be a “cure” between the parties.

There was speculation that JK Rowling’s absence from the Harry Potter special reunion was due to his controversial views on gender identity

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“I think there are some things that we don’t all agree with and understand,” the 30-year-old actor said, adding: “[Rowling] has her beliefs and she does her thing.

Ahead of her release, there was speculation the author had been kept away from the reunion because of her views on the genre, with tabloid articles claiming she was “snubbed” by the show’s producers.

Address the alleged snub and Rowling’s absence from Back to Hogwarts, Lynch told GB News, “I reject the account that there was a cold shoulder.”

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“I think she’s busy writing books, I don’t think it was about the conversations that took place on more controversial issues,” she continued, adding, “I think she was busy. and was never very often on film sets. She is still a big part of it.

Back to Hogwarts released on January 1 of this year.

In his four-star review for The independent, Roisin O’Connor wrote that the reunion special is “filled with magical moments”. You can read the full review here.

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