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J.K. Rowling turned Michael Jackson's idea for a harry potter musical down

Opinion by pippi713713 posted over a year ago
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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."


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She shouldn't have done that. Harry Potter would've been even more awesome with the Michael Jackson element surrounding it too.
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^ I agreeee
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hmmm
Well, then.....Who would turn down Michael Jackson???
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I think it was smart of her to turn it down.

It would have turned the series into a joke.

Not that MJ is a joke, but, it's just not a good idea.

It would have made it seem like J.K. Rowling was trying to make a quick buck from it.
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JjenJjen said:
I think she made a huge mistake. It would have been an awesome children's musical!!
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I agree with PaisleyPark.
It probably would've been a success (like A Very Potter Musical) but it would've made J.K.Rowling look greedy.
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