Friday, July 20, 2007

First clips from Blue Peter Interview

First highlights from Roonwit! The BBC has posted some clips from the Blue Peter interview later today on the Blue Peter website. Some highlights are

  • Dumbledore's death is important to the story.
  • If you cried when Dumbledore died you will cry in book 7.
  • Her favourite books to write were books 3, 6 and 7, with Deathly Hallows being the one she liked most.
  • Having denied the Neville/Luna romance on her website, she started to see how it might have worked while writing book 7.
  • Her favourite item from the magical world would be the pensieve, though there are one or two desirable objects coming up in book 7.
  • She said that Albus Dumbledore was probably in love at some point in his life, though we shouldn't read too much into it.
  • The time turners really were all smashed in the Ministry (she didn't want a Terminator like situation).
  • Her favourite Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes objects would be the Skiving Snackboxes and the Patented Daydream Charms.
  • Snape's boggart is probably related to what he would see in the Mirror of Erised, but she won't tell us what that would be.
  • Mr. Weasley's favourite item from the Muggle world, if he could get one, would probably be a computer.
  • If she needed happy memories for a Patronus charm, her happiest ones would probably be the birth of her three children, followed by when Philosopher's Stone was accepted for publication.
Also, the door on Jo's website is open with a list of acknowledgments to those who helped her while writing the books. I want to read them but my eyes keep tearing up.

Update: The BBC has posted a press release that includes part of the interview, and photos of the Blue Peter interview are up on Leaky galleries.

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