J.K. Rowling Opens Up About “Cursed Child” in New Interview
As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins its move to New York City, a renewed excitement has grown around the play. The creative minds behind the work of art, including J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, were interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning today, and they gave more detailed information about how Cursed Child came to be than we have heard before.
As she’s said before, Rowling admitted she had to be persuaded to allow Harry on stage. But it was the prospect of working with the creative team – Tiffany, Thorne, and producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender – that nudged her in that direction. Even when asked directly if the play was about the money, she admitted she has enough:
Life is too short. I only want to do things that I enjoy, or that I think are good or worth doing.
Throughout the entire extended interview, which you can read here, Rowling, Thorne, and Tiffany covered the creative process, themes, expectations (both of themselves and from the fans), and the future of Potter and Rowling’s writing. You can watch the broadcast piece below or take a look at our recap of the main points of the extended interview in the toggles.