This week we’ve been sharing an interesting new highlight from the great features found on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 DVD/Blu-ray combo pack (hitting store shelves tomorrow!).

Today we have a great piece from The Women of Harry Potter feature where author J.K. Rowling talks about the parallels between Lily, Narcissa, and their protection of their sons.

Rowling: It’s my strong feeling that of the two sisters, Narcissa and Bellatrix, Narcissa is a much more decent person.

Helen McCrory (who plays Narcissa): It’s interesting that Rowling decided to do that. She decided this woman that would risk her own life to save her own son understands loyalty and understands preservation of life.

Rowling: I think one could argue that Draco who is ultimately revealed not to be an evil character – Draco got his goodness from his mother. And ultimately I want – there’s an echo of what Lily did – quite conscious echo of what Lily did right at the start of the story at the very end of the story. At the start of the story Lily dies to keep her son alive. At the end of the story, Harry lies, pretending to be dead on the ground and it’s a mother who saves him again because she’s trying to get t her own son. So that was my, you know, that was closing a circle. He was saved there by Lily and he’s saved there by Narcissa.

So interesting! We love how all of this great information is coming out even so long after the final Harry Potter book. It’s a shame we haven’t seen many great interviews with Rowling post-publication.

See also:

Dan Radcliffe on first day of filming, J.K. Rowling on which actor she most wanted on Potter
J.K. Rowling discusses why Harry’s eyes didn’t have to be green in the film
J.K. Rowling says Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson are too good looking for the roles

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