J.K. Rowling on “Good Morning America”: “He is the one I miss the most”

This morning, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling appeared in a special video message that aired on Good Morning America. The message, which celebrates 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 and the effect they’ve 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 whom she would like Dumbledore to have a chat with if he were a real person, Jo answered, 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?

Kat Miller

I am a 40-something Ravenclaw/Slytherin from Massachusetts. I've been lucky in life and can attribute a lot of that to Harry Potter. Without it, I wouldn't have at least 80% of the things I do today, including my career & closest friends. I truly despise Sirius Black.