Back in February, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a guest at the James Joyce Awards in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to La Gazetter du Sorcier there is a new report online containing a many of her remarks at this event. Answering a range of questions, Jo again says she intends to "write an Encyclopaedia which would hopefully incorporate a lot of back story I couldn’t… or flesh out back story that wasn’t in the books." JKR was also asked if she thinks of the actors when she writes. Jo said "to be honest no, the only actor or actress who has ever, ever intruded while writing was Evanna Lynch, who is absolutely perfect as Luna. And I must admit I have heard her voice in my head when I wrote the book."
Specifically on the topics of the books, J.K. Rowling reflected on the theories that she heard while writing the series and mentions several in particular, notably " when Neville visits his parents in St Mungo’s and his mother presses sweets wrappers on him, which I always saw as a poignant moment... There was a theory that she’s passing secret messages on the sweet wrappers. There have been loads of them."
(Headmistress' Note: You can read the full Leaky Cauldron article here. Be warned that the article has spoilers for the final HP book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So if you haven't read the book, steer clear of the article.)
(SOURCE: THE LEAKY CAULDRON)
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