"If I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it," Harry Potter author says
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling could make literary magic with her brainchild once again.
Rowling told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that she wouldn't be averse to exploring the Harry Potter universe once more, perhaps for a spinoff title.
"I don't want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, 'Here we go, we can sell this.' It would make a mockery of what those books were to me," Rowling said. "But … if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe … well, we'll see."
However, Rowling is adamant that any potential Potter-related output wouldn't involve the titular wizard who turned her into a literary giant and a very rich woman.
"[W]here Harry's story is concerned, I'm done," Rowling insisted.
Rowling is currently promoting her first adult novel, "The Casual Vacancy," which goes on sale Thursday.
"Potter" fans will likely be waiting a while for another book from the franchise, which has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. Rowling said that her next work will be for "slightly younger children than the Potter books."
During her interview, Rowling also admitted that some of the "Potter" books were written "on the run."
"And I read them, and I think 'Oh God, maybe I'll go back and do a director's cut,'" Rowling said. "I don't know."
No doubt, the millions of Potter-heads around the world wouldn't mind a rush job, if it meant getting a new book that much sooner.