While the U.S. did not elect its first female president this week, the Harry Potter author sought to reassure Americans that a woman would one day definitely take office in the White House.
“We have a female prime minister in the U.K. and we have Angela Merkel in Germany,” she told Variety magazine on the red carpet of the world premiere of the Harry Potter prequel movie “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” in New York on Thursday.
“It will happen here, it will happen here,” Rowling said. “And let’s not forget, most people did vote for Hillary, so, hang on in there girls.”
On election night, she also urged people to keep fighting racism, sexism and hate speech to ensure that they never become “normalized.”