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J.K. Rowling: I Turned Down Michael Jackson's Proposal for 'Harry Potter' Musical

October 02, 2010 06:46:10 GMT

During a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, the famous writer says, 'Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical. I said no to a lot of things.'


J.K. Rowling: I Turned Down Michael Jackson's Proposal for 'Harry Potter' Musical
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Michael Jackson once approached J.K. Rowling with plans to turn her "Harry Potter" stories into a stage musical but his idea was snubbed because the author was not convinced it would be a success. Rowling's series of books have been brought to life on the big screen and even inspired its very own theme park in Orlando, Florida - but the Brit reveals there was one big proposal she rejected, even though it came from the King of Pop himself.

In a candid new interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, which aired in the U.S. on Friday, October 1, she says, "Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical."

"I said no to a lot of things. For me, I love the films, I love the books, and there's elements that I love around it... like the theme park. But I only wanted to do it because I knew it would be incredible."


 




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posted by DAISY on Oct 11, 2010
Good for her - that would be sacriligious...he molested children..Harry Potter books are loved by children.
posted by kakat on Oct 04, 2010
Please, an actual musical about Harry Potter would have sucked. Everyone knows it. She made the right call.
posted by Amanda on Oct 04, 2010
DB and yanni I totally agree with you!
posted by Aroame on Oct 03, 2010
Michael, he is the greatest of the world|
posted by aroame on Oct 03, 2010
Michael, c'est le plus GRAND|
posted by andrew on Oct 03, 2010
oprah, i think was always jealous of michael jackson anyway, maybe she just stage managed this...
posted by ummu on Oct 02, 2010
i completely agree with DB.
posted by su237 on Oct 02, 2010
I feel something's not right with this article, I feel the comments have been taken out of context and the media are playing games with us again. It would be better to listen /watch the full interview then decide. For starters, I dont think JKR would say that about MJ, no one in their right mind would turn down Michael Jackson. And even if she did, then God gave him something much better: Cirque Du Soleil, which I know for a FACT will be spectacular.
posted by Mim on Oct 02, 2010
I agree with you DB It is very sad.
posted by HLZ on Oct 02, 2010
I BET SHE FEELS JUST BESIDE HERSELF FOR SAYING NO. I KNOW I WOULD. RATHER MICHAEL IS ONE OF SOMEONES FAVS OR NOT IT JUST STANDS TO REASON THAT COMMON SENSE WOULD KICK IN AND YOU WOULD SAY TO YOURSELF BUT HE IS A FAV OF THE MASSES. THAT ALONE WILL MAKE IT A SUCCESS. SO I THINK I SHOULD WORK WITH HIM IF I HAVE THE CHANCE TO.
posted by yanni on Oct 02, 2010
Something doesn't sound right. She was OK with books, movies, and even a themepark but doing musicals with Michael Jackson at the helm and she thought it won't be successful, give me a break.What's her real reason, because everything MJ touched turned to gold so what was her problem?
posted by DB on Oct 02, 2010
Everyone wants to mention michael jackson to promote whatever they have done or re-introduce it. It was not nesessary to mention the proposal now that michael jackson is dead, and became famous. It is very sad.

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