Brian Cox backs JK Rowling amid backlash over transgender remarks – The Hollywood Reporter
Brian Cox is supporting JK Rowling amid the ongoing debate Harry Potter The author’s previous comments have been criticized as sublime.
Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy on HBO’s heirrecently appeared on BBC talk show Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg. In the interview, the Scottish actor described himself as “very proud” when the country’s Parliament last month voted to pass legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without any diagnosis. any medical. (The UK government said on Monday it would block the new law.)
After calling the legislation “long-needed”, Cox was asked how he felt about the discourse surrounding Rowling, who has publicly supported opposing the Scottish law.
“I really didn’t like the way she was treated,” Cox said. “I think she has a right to her opinion; She has the right to say what she feels. As a woman, she has every right to say what she feels about her own body, and there’s no one better to say that, as a woman.”
He continued, “So I really feel that people have been a bit high and aggressive about their attitudes towards JK Rowling, quite frankly.”
This is not the first time the actor has shared such sentiments. In a May interview with Piers Morgan, Cox called the backlash against Rowling “deeply unfair.”
Rowling’s stance has been met with mixed reactions from Hollywood celebrities. When Harry Potter series stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have publicly condemned her remarks, with Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange in the film, calling the blow to Rowling “terrible”, while Lord Voldemort actor Ralph Fiennes previously said of the author that he can “understand where she’s coming from.”