One of the lengthiest interviews to date, available now is J.K. Rowling’s full interview with interviewer Charlie Rose about The Casual Vacancy and Harry Potter.
The interview spans Rowling’s entire career and has many familiar things we’ve heard from the author before. However, we do hear a few interesting tidbits about Harry Potter such as the effect the films had on her writing, which character she misses most, and more.
We had told you the other day that Rowling revealed she misses Dumbledore the most. “He was a strange character because I always say I wrote him from somewhere in the back of my brain,” Rowling explained. “He would often say things I didn’t know I believed. But once I saw that Dumbledore had said them, I thought, ‘Oh yeah that’s right, that’s true.’”
Elsewhere in the interview we hear that Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Sirius Black blew away Rowling because he added an edge to the character that she hadn’t put into words in the books. We also learn that Chapter 13 in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was a chapter she really struggled writing. It had to go through several rewrites to properly hide clues.
The Casual Vacancy, Rowling’s first novel for adults, is in stores now. Thanks to Rhiannon for the tip!