In two new articles with MTV, JK Rowling discusses
just how much she revealed to the trio prior to the release of Deathly Hallows
. Jo states that, whilst none of the actors explicitly asked her for information, "[she] told all of them little bits,” adding that Emma "nearly fell off the chair laughing" when she heard of a storyline regarding Hermione.
Dan Radcliffe, however, experienced the downside to being 'in the know' as, in telling his school friends he knew the ending of Deathly Hallows
, he was immediately "besieged and started to panic".
The second article
focuses on the somewhat controversial issue of Christianity and its place in the Harry Potter
series. "To me [the religious parallels have] always been obvious," Jo says, proceeding to discuss how it was inevitable that there would be religious references in the books as "they're very British" and so religious quotes and imagery would naturally be encountered by the characters due to the setting.
When it comes to commenting on her own beliefs, Jo says, "I go to church myself [but] don't take any responsibility for the lunatic fringes of my own religion."