Studio Warner Bros., filming “Harry Potter”, stood up for the writer J.K. Rowling. This happened after a question from a Sky News journalist to actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
Participating in the anniversary of the “Philosopher’s Stone”, the reporter asked Felton:
“J.K. Rowling is kind of a liability right now. Don’t you think it’s strange for her to be at this kind of event?
Felton did not have time to answer, because his representative abruptly asked the journalist to move on to the next question. Later speaker for Warner Bros. apologized for the partial censorship of the question and praised the collaboration with Rowling:
“Over the past 20 years, Warner Bros. is in a creative, productive, fruitful alliance with JK Rowling. She is one of the world’s most accomplished storytellers and we are proud to be the studio that brings her vision, characters and stories to life, now and for decades to come.”
In recent years, Rowling has been regularly at the center of transphobic scandals. She actively supports the idea that gender is an integral part of a woman’s personality. In response, the writer is accused of disparaging remarks about trans people. Previously, Rowling was partially condemned by some Potter actors, including Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne. (the latter later stood up for the writer).
Warners do not intend to refuse to work with Rowling. The Harry Potter creator worked part-time on the script for Fantastic Beasts 3 and appeared in Max’s special 20 Years Later: Return to Hogwarts.