JK Rowling Sparks Twitter Uproar After Revealing Harry Potter, Snape Connection

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Harry Potter Author Takes To Twitter To Talk About ‘Snape’.

JK Rowling revealed the “triumph” of getting her first Harry Potter novel published in America was soured by the fear that her next work could never match its success. JK says she was a huge fan of his band The Smiths while growing up and couldn’t believe it when the musician, who went solo when The Smiths split up in the late eighties, actually recognised her.Rowling took to Twitter yesterday (November 27) to engage with fans who were debating the character’s decision to pay tribute to someone many see as a villainous character.LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so mean to him? In a conversation with DJ Lauren Laverne for the Guardian’s Weekend magazine Rowling, 50, also told of how she sought advice from media mogul Oprah Winfrey on how to cope with being rich and the joy of being rejected while writing under a pseudonym.

The 50-year-old, whose books have sold over 450 million copies across the world, says she wishes she could go back in time to her 16-year-old self ‘who’s lying there in the dark… listening to Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ and tell her she’d meet the star one day – and he’d know who she was. ‘If you want to be an author, the odds are you’re a pretty introverted person, who doesn’t particularly want to worry about what they look like,’ she explains. The conversation is particularly timely as Albus Severus Potter is set to feature in new West end production The Cursed Child, which opens in London next year. The acclaimed author explained that Harry paid tribute to Snape because of “forgiveness and gratitude.” Though Snape bullied Harry, he also saved him. “Harry hoped in his heart that he too would be forgiven. Rowling finally revealed why lead character Harry Potter chose to name his son after the menacing Professor Severus Snape and her revelation will melt your hearts out.

Meanwhile, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe speaks to NME for an exclusive cover feature in this week’s magazine (available free in the UK now). In the book, Harry Potter named his second son Albus Severus – we get that Albus was from headmaster Albus Dumbledore and we totally dig that but why Severus? “I’ve got to say this: you lot have been arguing about Snape for years.

The actor discussed his career choices post Harry Potter which have seen him move away from blockbusters to play characters including poet Allen Ginsberg and Igor in this year’s Victor Frankenstein. Never change x” Rowling added. “Kind of strange you’d say ‘in forgiveness’, I mean Snape held no malice against Harry (which Harry came to know, eventually)”, the fan tweeted. “Snape is all grey. She said: “She was someone who didn’t grow up rich, then suddenly had money and no one to talk to – and you don’t meet many women in that position. “She said to me, ‘Have you accepted that you will always be rich?’, and I definitely haven’t. And I said to her, ‘Have you?’, and she said, ‘Yes, I know now that I will be rich for ever.’ That hasn’t kicked in.” Rowling also said that receiving rejection letters from publishers for manuscripts she had written under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, was liberating and left her feeling “thrilled”, as she was being judged for her writing and not purely on her fame.

But I kind of would like to know what happens now.” Read the full interview and see the brand-new photoshoot in the all-new free NME, available nationwide now and on NME.com.

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