The star of Heartstopper Sebastian Croft spoke about his role in the controversial game about Harry Potter: The Legacy of Hogwarts.
It was announced last week that Croft will be voicing one of two playable characters in Hogwarts Legacy, a role-playing game published by Warner Bros. under his label Portkey Games, together with Amelia Getting. It has been confirmed that Simon Pegg will play the headmaster of Hogwarts.
However, many fans are threatening to boycott the release due to the fact that the author of “Harry Potter” J. The story of Rowling’s alleged transphobia.
On Twitter, Croft (who plays Ben Hope in the Netflix show) explained: “I was involved in this project more than 3 years ago, when all that was Harry Potter for me was the magical world in which I grew up. It was long before I knew about J.K. Rowling’s views.”
“I truly believe that trans women are women and trans men are men,” he continued.
“I know a lot more now than I did 3 years ago, and I hope to learn a lot more in the next 3 years. I am very sorry for everyone who was offended by this announcement. Without the letter T, there is no LGB.”
I know far more now than I did 3 years ago, and hope to learn far more in the next 3. I’m really sorry to anyone hurt by this announcement.
There is no LGB without the T ❤️
— Sebastian Croft (@SebastianCroft) January 14, 2023
According to frequently asked questions, “The Legacy of Hogwarts” was not written by the author of “Harry Potter” J.K. Rowling, although it remains true to its “original vision”.
Next, the president of Warner Bros. Games said: “Although J.K. Rowling is the creator of Harry Potter, and we enliven this world with the power of the portkey, in many places she is also a private person. And this means that she has the right to express her personal opinion on social networks. I may disagree with her, and I may disagree with her position on a number of issues, but I can agree that she has the right to hold her opinion.”
The leading actors of “Harry Potter” (Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson) her views were also condemned.
The scandalous Harry Potter game is due to be released on February 10 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The Playstation 4 and Xbox One version will be released on April 4, and Nintendo Switch players will have to wait until July 25.
Meanwhile, Netflix has confirmed two more seasons of Heartstopper, production of which has already begun. However, the release date has not yet been confirmed.