In August 2022, J.K. Rowling made headlines when she revealed that she was not part of the Harry Potter reunion that took place that same month. The reunion was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, but Rowling says she decided not to be a part of it because it was more about the films than the books.
In an interview, Rowling explained that she was asked to be part of the reunion, but she declined because she felt that it was more focused on the films than the books. She said, “I was asked to be on that, and I decided I didn’t want to do it. I thought it was about the films more than the books, quite rightly. That was what the anniversary was about.”
Rowling’s decision to not be part of the reunion was met with both criticism and praise. Some fans felt that she should have been part of the reunion to honor the books that started it all. Others, however, respected her decision to not be part of the reunion, as it was focused more on the films than the books.
Regardless of how people feel about Rowling’s decision, it is clear that she had her reasons for not being part of the reunion. She wanted to honor the books that started it all, and she felt that the reunion was more focused on the films than the books. For that reason, she decided to not be part of the reunion.