Rowling rejected MJ’s idea for ‘Harry Potter’ musical
London, Oct 2, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling reveals that the late pop legend Michael Jackson had approached her with plans to turn the series 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 inspired its very own theme park in Orlando, Florida — but Rowling reveals there was one big proposal she rejected, even though it came from the King of Pop himself, reports contactmusic.com.
“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,” said Rowling.