This morning Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling appeared in a special video message which aired on American national program Good Morning America. The message, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is the first time, in some time, we have heard from the author regarding Potter specifically.
In the clip, Jo discussed which Potter character she would most like to meet, and the clip itself spoke about the popularity of the books, the impact it’s had on culture, movies, and the younger generations.
“I always say that I feel like I wrote Dumbledore from the back of my head. Sometimes he said things and told Harry things, that I only knew that I knew…when I saw that I had written them down in the voice of Dumbledore. He was the character that was hardest to leave for me.”
When asked what if Dumbledore was a real person, whom would she like him to have a chat with, Jo answers:
“I have considered world leaders who may benefit from some of his calm wisdom, but finally decided that there is only one person I think should meet Dumbledore – and it’s me. Because above all of the other characters in the Harry Potter series, he is the one I miss the most.”
Don’t forget that the 15th Anniversary box set of the books with new cover art by Kazu Kibuishi is available now!
Which character do YOU miss the most?