The New York premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ will take place today, Monday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m. ET. Will there be as many tears as there were at the London premiere last Wednesday? And what is next for J.K. Rowling?
Rowling says she has been writing “a lot” since finishing the seven “Harry Potter” novels and a handful of spin-offs that tell us more about the wizarding world he inhabits. She said,
“This feels like a new beginning to me.”
After more than a decade onscreen, the Harry Potter franchise will come to an end July 15. The cast and crew had a big, tearful farewell last Wednesday at the London premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” and the New York premiere promises to be just as emotional.
J.K. Rowling admits she is terribly proud of Harry Potter.
“Hundreds of people have been involved. There’s not one of them I don’t think was indispensable and phenomenal. The most talented groups of people you could’ve found, and I just love them. The idea I won’t be able to go down to Leavesden and visit anymore is just sad.”
Several times during the London premiere, Rowling joked that she would return to Harry Potter.
“You know what? Maybe I’ll just write another one,” she teased. However, she is currently “writing hard” on another project.
“I’ve done quite a lot since finishing Harry. I also felt I wanted the last film out of the way before I made any moves on the publishing front. ‘Harry’ is so huge and I suppose my involvement with the world has still been quite intense. This feels like a new beginning to me.”
Since being released, the Harry Potter books have sold more than 450 million copies, and the films have grossed about $6.37 billion. Rowling is still surprised by that phenomenal success. Could she be lucky enough to repeat it with her next venture?
The red carpet event of the New York premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is tonight at 4:30 p.m. ET.