J.K. Rowling Says She's Never "Wanted Magic More" After U.K. Votes to Leave EU

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The 'Harry Potter' creator was among the first to react to the shocking result.

J.K. Rowling was among the first celebrities to react to the shocking referendum result that saw the U.K. vote to leave the European Union.

"I don't think I've ever wanted magic more," the author tweeted, adding that Scotland would "seek independence now."

James Corden was also taken aback by the result. "I can't get my head around what's happening in Britain," the Late, Late Show host tweeted. "I'm so sorry to the youth of Britain. I fear you've been let down today."

Another U.S.-based Brit, Hugh Laurie, tweeted a message of disappointment at the result. "Congratulations exiters. Reverse is across and down, easy on the clutch," he messaged, later adding: "Best of three?"

Author Neil Gaiman wrote a short letter to the U.K.

"Dear UK, good luck. I am afraid you are going to need it, love Neil," he wrote.

Other British stars weighing in on the result included Ricky Gervais, We're the Millers and The Revenant actor Will Poulter, Dan Stevens and musicians Ellie Goulding, Liam Gallagher, Lily Allen, Boy George and One Direction's Niall Horan.



Meanwhile, in the U.S., Mia Farrow, Nate Corddry, George Takei and Jeffrey Wright were among those weighing in.

Allen, Farrow, Takei and Wright all called out Donald Trump after the presumptive GOP presidential nominee praised Scotland for taking "their country back" by pointing out that it actually voted to remain part of the EU.

And Lindsay Lohan live-tweeted the Brexit results but deleted those tweets by Friday morning.