Chris specifically has explained that Hogwarts – the wizarding school in the iconic franchise is a ‘place for anybody who needs it’ and hopes fans continue to consider it a ‘safe place,’ despite the controversy surrounding the person who developed it.
This isn’t the first time Chris has spoken out about Rowling’s comments, as he previously thanked co-star Daniel for showing his support for the LGBTQ+ community, tweeting: ‘Dan, you eternal sweetheart.’
Chris wrote a letter asking to audition for the role of Percy Weasley at the age of 16, which clearly worked since he went on to play the role in six of the eight films.
Described on his website as a ‘vocal ally to the LGBTQ+ community’, he has hosted at Pride Cymru for two years in a row.
Meanwhile, Rowling has stressed the importance of biology, saying: ‘I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.’
The Harry Potter cast have reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster franchise, with Hermione Granger actor Emma, lead star Daniel and Ron Weasley star Rupert reminiscing on good ol’ times and taking a stroll down memory lane.