Potter Profile - Emily
May 10, 2009
First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan?
I started reading the books right before the second Harry Potter movie was due out.
I had seen the first, but never read the books and I really wanted to know what was
going to happen before I saw the movie, so I read CoS. And then I couldn't stop
reading and had to read the rest!
How are you feeling now that the series is over?
Well, there still is so much going on with Harry Potter that it's hard to be sad
about it! But I am sad about the end of the anticipation for the new books because
even though the books are still here, I will miss waiting for them and that joy that
I felt when I got my hands on the latest book. At least I can still reread them and
there's still fanfiction!
In Chapter 1 of HBP, the Muggle Prime Minister is told about the existence of the
Wizarding World. How do you
think you would react to news of a magic world?
Well, it depends when I was told. If someone told me now that magic really does
exist, I probably be ecstatic! I really want magic to exist! That would be so much
fun and awesome and all my dreams would come true! haha =] But, if I hadn't read
Harry Potter, then I'd probably have a heart attack and scream and be like OMG and
be in denial and then accept it.
Before being told who the Half-Blood Prince was, what did you think about the title?
Well, if I can remember correctly, I didn't think much about the title, but more
about the cover. I remember when they revealed the cover on the today show or
something like that, I was trying to find the weather and I heard attention muggles!
I loved the cover, it's my favorite one because it's purple and green and those are
my two favorite colors. And I wanted to find out what that basin was on the cover! I
though it was a pensive. But the title, I thought that it was about a new character,
maybe a history figure from like medieval times that was royalty that had some
influence on Voldemort.
Draco is pressured to follow in his parents footsteps. Do you think that he truly
believes in the way of the Death Eaters or has he simply been influenced by his
He's defiantly been influenced by his upbringings. Although he might act pompous and
high and mighty, underneath he's just a scared little kitten. I think his father
tried to raise him in his own image, but he's more like his mother. He might believe
that he's special because he is a pure blood, but when it comes down to what he
believes about good versus evil, he'd want to be on the middle ground and save his
butt from any sort of trouble and loss of reputation.
From the trailers we have seen thus far, it seems as though the movie won't focus
too much on Harry's Potions Book. How do you think the lack of "Half-Blood Prince"
scenes will hurt the movie?
Well, you never know until you see the movie! But, I don't think that it will hurt
the movie too much. I mean, I think it will still be mentioned but the main themes
are going to be there and the message and general plot of the story will still get
across. You can't expect too much of film makers when they take books and make it
into movies. There's only so much they can include and they have to appeal to a
wider audience than just super fans who care about the minute details, which means
more action, less side story and little details that can be worked around.
What about the exclusion of The Gaunts and Voldemort's past? Bill &
Fleur? Dumbledore's Funeral?
The exclusion of Bill and Fleur for the sixth movie I can understand, but not for
the seventh because their marriage is basically how the book begins. The Gaunts and
Voldemort's past I think is essential to the books! It explains everything behind
Voldemort's mentality and how he came to be! But, I guess it can be worked around.
They can find other ways to include Voldemort's mentality if they wish, but in my
mind it's defiantly hurting the film! Like, in the third movie when they explained
NOTHING about the marauder's past, I was dying! I thought that was the best part of
the whole book (and it's also one of my favorite chapters in the series). But, you
still got the idea that Sirius, Remus, James and Peter were friends without that. I
mean, they can take a whole chapter and explain the main theme in a couple of
sentences. And Dumbledore's Funeral will be sadly missed, but I don't think it's
vital. I think it would add a tender moment and they could use it to make a great
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you sooo much for choosing me as fan of the week! It's such an honor! I want
to give a shout out to Llemsu, my best friends and partners in spoofing (check us
out!- Llemsu) and i love you girls! Also, DA, DARS, DABF (aka biffles =])- I love
you guys so much! You started being Harry Potter nerds with me and will be
forevermore! I'd like to thank J.K. Rowling for being my idol and making my dreams
come true and giving me inspiration to help other people (I was one of the winners
for Scholastic's essay contest this year to meet her and everything that she said
about her charity really just made me want to expand on my book drive program even
more!) And to anyone who reads this is wishes to be fan of the week- be creative!