Friday, July 27, 2007

Today Show Part One: full transcript (SPOILERS)

AQ staffer Jules has finished a full transcript of yesterday's Today Show interview. This was trickier than usual because NBC released 2 videos with slightly different content. Our transcript contains everything. Thanks Jules!

Here are the canon summaries we will be adding to the themes pages:
  • JKR: "I am dealing with a level of obsession in some of my fans that will not rest until they know the middle names of Harry's great great grandparents."
  • Mr. Weasley was supposed to die in Book 5; but Jo gave him a reprieve. Lupin died in his place.
  • Chapter 34 was the most difficult and the most emotional for her to write; it is also her favorite.
  • In the future, Harry and Ron "revolutionize the Auror Department."
  • In the future, Hermione becomes "pretty high up in the Department for Magical Law Enforcement."
  • Although he was "immensely" brave, JKR doesn't see Snape as a hero due to his bullying and spitefulness.
  • If Snape had not loved Lily "he wouldn't have been remotely interested in what happened" to Harry.
  • Someone new is the Headmaster at Hogwarts; McGonagall was getting on in years.
  • Harry might return to Hogwarts "to give the odd talk on Defense against the Dark Arts."
  • The most satisfying part of the Potter phenomenon is talking with her fans about the books.
  • Jo doesn't think she will write fantasy again.

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