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J.K. Rowling Turned Down Michael Jackson For Harry Potter Musical

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We don't blame her!

J.K. Rowling says she was approached by Michael Jackson to turn her Harry Potter novels into a stage musical.

But the author turned him down because she was convinced that the musical wouldn't be a success.

Even though she has agreed to many merchandising deals and even a theme park, she told Oprah Winfrey that there were many things she rejected. She said:

"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."

We agree! Yes to theme park, but NOOOO to musicals! It just wouldn't work!

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35 comments to “J.K. Rowling Turned Down Michael Jackson For Harry Potter Musical”



  1. 1

    wow nice bewbs



  2. 2

    There is a Harry Potter musical.



  3. 3

    nice rak hun



  4. 4

    Her loss *shrugs shoulders* Michael was very imterested in working with movies and production etc. So I'm sure he did want to create with her and I'm sure it would have been a success.



  5. 5

    Apparently you haven't heard of A Very Potter Musical or A Very Potter Sequel, both are obviously musicals and are totally awesome.



  6. 6

    MJ was a big fan of her books, so are his kids.Anything attached to Michaels name is a success soo her loss.



  7. 7

    How about A Very Potter Musical on Youtube! Amazingness!!



  8. 8

    He could have played Lord Voldemort, I mean, he already had the nose and skin tone.



  9. 9

    THERE ALREADY IS A HARRY POTTER MUSICAL. ONLY ITS ON YOUTUBE AND ITS CALLED A VERY POTTER MUSICAL. ITS VERY VERY VERY SUCCESSFUL. MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT! JK ROWLING KNOWS THAT.



  10. 10

    Hem… A Very Potter Musical??? A Very Potter Sequel???

    They're so much better than the movies.

    But a "serious" musical would probably suck indeed.



  11. 11

    uuum and what about a very potter musical snd sequel? they are successful enough that the actor who played harry now has a role on glee so yeah that's pretty successful to me



  12. 12

    MJ WAS FUCKTARDED ON DRUGS SO NO DOUBT HE WAS OUT OF HIS MIND. HARRY POTTER MUSICAL?? HAHAHAA. MORE LIKE A PEDOFILE'S DREAM. OOOPS, MJ…



  13. 13

    well, her loss! (though she doesnt actually need money)
    i think it might have been cool.



  14. 14

    At first glance I thought this was a beautiful blue dress. At second glance, it fits like she picked it off the rack at Walmart. There is nothing about this dress that fits her. I thought she was a gazillionare and could at least afford a stylist and clothes that were well fitting. This pretty blue dress is a fail.



  15. 15

    i agree, a musical would be pretty bad.



  16. 16

    There are 2 HP musicals on YouTube that are very successful, Perez. So she probably would have made a killing.



  17. 17

    Maybe she didn't want a pedophile attached to her children's books. That would totally creep me out. He may have been a very talented man, but this would have been too wierd



  18. 18

    4 words Perez: A. Very. Potter. Musical.

    YouTube it. It has over a million hits and climbing. AND it has a sequel. People love it, but a broadway version probably wouldn't have been as successful



  19. 19

    Re: Human Sushi Platter – shes an author not a celebrity, so she doesnt give a fuck. she obviously liked it enough to wear it.



  20. 20

    I'll bet the only reason the freak wanted to do a musicail is so he have access to Kids!!!!!!!!



  21. 21

    'NOOOO to musicals! It just wouldn't work!' UNLESS there is a school on Mars! pigfarts!!



  22. 22

    You do realize of the existence of the Wizarding World of HP at Islands of Adventure, right? Ain't no other HP theme park coming any time soon, although it would be really cool though.



  23. 23

    I'm acctually glad she said no. A serious Musical about HP would just straight out bomb.

    The whole reason AVPM and AVPS have succedded was because it was humorous and took creative license with Rowling's amazing novels.

    They flipped the switch and made it comical, and from a fan's point of view it was fricken awesome.

    And thanks to AVPM, we now have Darren Criss on Glee. He's going to rock that shit.



  24. 24

    He wuvs Harry Potter so he can fuck the little boys in the ass. JUST ANOTHER BIG OLE DEAD PEDOPHILE, THANKS FOR THE MUSIC ASSHOLE.



  25. 25

    ….Really…..why is the world would she want to be associated with pedophiliac scum like that, ha ha ha ha ha fuck dead jackon junkie magot abuser animal



  26. 26

    Her boobs are coming out of her dress. Her dress is sitting all wonky.



  27. 27

    What a shame for her… EVERYTHING Michael did was a huge success if not record breaking so there is no doubt that this would have been a huge success too!



  28. 28

    Re: Praire Dog – I'll bet the only reason the freak wanted to do a musicail is so he have access to Kids!!!!!!!
    .
    For your information, Michael already had access to kids!!!! he had 3 of his own!!!! if you dont believe me google Paris`s speech she made at Michaels memorial, you know the one…. where she CLEARLY said her Daddy was the best father you could ever imagine!!!



  29. 29

    wow could that dress fit her any worse? the armpit area and the cups are totally off
    surprised someone so rich would leave the house looking like that



  30. 30

    Re: Leopard – technically they're parodies of the book series, but they are both awesome!



  31. 31

    Um, there is a musicak about Harry Potter "A Very Potter Musical" Its funny as hell.



  32. 32

    Re: blahblah12 – I couldn't agree more!



  33. 33

    STOP INSULTING MICHAEL JACKSON AS A PEDOPHILE!!!!!he wasn't okay??
    If you don't know him stop saying that you motherfuckers!!
    Love Joanne Rowling and her fantastic Harry Potter books!
    But yeah a Musical by Michael Jackson would have been awesome!

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    34

    her loss!! MIchael Jackson was a genius. And No he was not a pedo you idiots stop insulting him when you dont know shit. Look in the mirror before you judge. He was a fantastic person in so many ways.



  35. 35

    Re: GuelcinHP – go back to your OTHER name you lame asshole. One comment, ha ha ha ha Michael had lots of fuckey suckey projects, HIStory, ha h a ha ha ahahhh ha ha