The main cast of the iconic British fantasy saga have expressed their feelings and opinions about JK Rowling and his transphobic comments.

In a nearly two-hour documentary, it brought together the main cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, as well as the directors and producers of the films. Featuring behind-the-scenes clips that have never been seen before and moving moments between all of these people two decades after the film series began, the special from HBO Max it was a tear for Potterheads, to say the least.

JK Rowling is the author who created the magical world of Harry Potter decades ago, and published the first book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” in 1997, followed by six more novels in the years after. She started what has become a literary phenomenon that transcends generations and extends to every corner of the world.

Eagle-eyed fans who saw the HBO Max special for the 20th anniversary of the release of the “Harry Potter” movies likely noticed that not only was JK Rowling barely included, but the few snippets of her speech were actually archive images.

Rowling in the last two years, made several transphobic comments that angered many people and international media. As the Daily Beast describes, Rowling was initially enraged when she endorsed anti-trans activist Maya Forstater.

Although no one specifically linked JK Rowling’s lack of participation in the HBO Max special to her earlier comments, there may be a correlation. An HBO spokesperson told Los Angeles Times in December she approached Rowling to participate in the special. However, it is not clear whether the interview with the author ever took place. The LA Times noted, however, that the producers of the reunion special felt their footage was “adequate” for the purpose of the documentary.

And while the cast was silent during the meeting about Rowling’s controversial comments, choosing to keep the documentary warm, welcoming and positive, they have spoken on the subject in the past.

“Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all the advice given by professional health care associations that have much more experience in this matter than Jo or I ”.

Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley told the Sunday Times in 2020: “Trans women are women. Trans men are men. We should all have the right to live with love and without judgment ”. Y Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, wrote in Twitter in 2020: “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told that they are not who they say they are.”