“I’m so proud of this play”, says J.K. Rowling about “Cursed Child”by Beatriz F. Souza
In interview to the CBS, J.K. Rowling talked about the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the stages of Broadway, on May 4th of 2018.
Over a year after the premiere of the play in London and with millions of copies of the script sold all around the world, the author showed awareness of the dissatisfaction of a few fans about the eighth story. However, she continued to defend the project, and took the chance to reaffirm: Harry’s story is over.
“You actually do have to hold tight to your vision. I have no interest whatsoever in doing certain things that I know would be very popular with the fandom […] ”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.”
Besides taking about the play, Rowling talked once more about Robert Galbraith, pseudonym under which she wrote the detective series Cormoran Strike, now adapted for the television by the BBC:
“I’m not stupid. I’m fully aware that I could write a really rubbish detective story and people would probably say, “Well, you know, it’ll probably sell a few copies ’cause it’s got her name on it,” and that’s not what I wanted to do. I wanted to really earn it. So, that’s what I did. I managed to get an offer from someone who didn’t know it was me.”
As well as the play’s opening in New York, Rowling prepares for the premiere of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel in November 16th of 2018. The author also produces Strike, that airs its third part, Career of Evil, next year, and writes Lethal White, fourth book of the Cormoran Strike series.