JK Rowling at the European premiere of “Fantastic beasts…” said about the political subtext of the film
British writer J. K. Rowling said that she’s written scripts for film “Fantastic beasts and where they live”, which is published on Russian screens on November 17, reflected the political problems of the modern world.
According to the British newspaper The Times, after the European premiere of the tape, which was held yesterday evening at the London Odeon cinema on Leicester Square, Rowling said that “history was conceived 3.5 years ago, and I definitely described what I saw – the growth policies of populism and the desire to disrupt the status quo.” According to her, all these issues remain relevant.
After the premiere, Rowling also told reporters that the extremely proud of the resulting film. She reminded about the upcoming and next year the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first book about Harry Potter, which was released in 1997. In interview of broadcasting company BBC, she admitted she feels like “the luckiest man in the world”.
“Besides the birth of children and marriage with her husband, the message on the publication of my first book was the best moment of my entire life,” said 51-year-old Rowling.
Hundreds of fans, despite a drizzling rain, lined up in Leicester square to witness the winner of the “Oscar” Eddie Redmayne, who played the main role – the famous traveler and magizoologist newt Scamander, faced with many magical creatures, whose textbook was the guide for Harry Potter and his friends.
The film is set in new York in the decades before the events described in the books and films about Harry Potter.
The movie “Fantastic beasts and where they live”, directed by David Yates, who directed four films about Harry Potter, was the first of five planned in the series.
The Russian premiere tape scheduled for November 17, 2016.