Daniel Radcliffe: “Harry Potter” star regrets break with JK Rowling

Daniel Radcliffe
“Harry Potter” star regrets break with JK Rowling

Daniel Radcliffe became world famous through the “Harry Potter” film adaptations.

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The break with “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling makes Daniel Radcliffe “very sad”. But he said he was not in her debt.

Without the “Harry Potter” books by JK Rowling (58), life would be Daniel Radcliffe (34) is guaranteed to be a little different. Without the author, the actor of the famous Sorcerer’s Apprentice might not have become as famous as he is today. Nevertheless, you don’t always and forever owe something to people who made you famous, says Radcliffe.

Break because of transphobia

In the interview with the US magazine “The Atlantic” Radcliffe explained that it is important to stand up for what you believe in. Like the rights of trans women. JK Rowling sees it differently and repeatedly claims that trans women pose dangers and that gender is innate.

The writer had 2020 in a series of tweets for the first time against trans people and triggered a shitstorm. Since then, she has reiterated her comments several times. Radcliffe said in a statement on The Trevor Project at the time: “Trans women are women. Any claim to the contrary undermines the identity and dignity of trans people.”

Daniel Radcliffe no longer has direct contact with JK Rowling

Numerous celebrities, including stars from the “Harry Potter” films, have since distanced themselves from Rowling. A fact that makes Radcliffe “really sad,” as he now says. Since the controversy broke out, he has no longer had direct contact with the writer. Rowling had accused Radcliffe and his co-star Emma Watson (34) of pandering to a movement that undermined women’s hard-won rights.

JK Rowling wrote the books in the seven-part “Harry Potter” book series between 1997 and 2007. The first film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, starring Daniel Radcliffe, was released in cinemas in 2001. The series ended in 2011 with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” The books and films are among the most successful of all time.


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