Tilda Swinton recently slammed the Harry Potter movies for promoting cruelty. Did J.K Rowling really intend to promote such?
The “Doctor Strange” actress shared in an interview recently that she disliked Harry Potter movies because it promoted going to school far away from home, which might not be helpful for the children.
In the Harry Potter films, wizards and witches who attend Hogwarts need to stay in a boarding school and be away from their parents.
Is Harry Potter promoting cruelty?
For the 56-year-old actress, it is “cruel.”
“I think they are a very cruel setting in which to grow up and I don’t feel children benefit from that type of education,” she told The Scots Magazine, as reported by Express UK.
She specifically complained that boarding school children lacks time with their parents, and yet these schools are painted in the positive light. “Children need their parents. That’s why I dislike films like Harry Potter, which tend to romanticize such places.”
But did the author J.K Rowling really intended to promote cruelty in her films?
Boarding Houses A Lot Like Hell?
Swinton related what the students of Hogwarts experienced to her own.
The actress revealed that she attended London’s West Heath boarding school before and even described it as a “hell.”
The “Doctor Strange” star also said the boarding school was “a very lonely and isolating environment.”
Also talking about her artistic side, the actress, who is starring along Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor’s Strange, said she likes to wander on life, E! Online said.
“I like making it up as I go along,” the UK-based star said. “I cherish having a certain amount of artistic freedom and embracing the idea that I am living a creative and independent life.”