'Harry Potter': J.K. Rowling On Why Hagrid Was Spared, and What Sealed Lupin's Fate

EW says

J.K. Rowling is in a dishy mood. Or at least she was last year when Harry Potter‘s creator sat down with the character’s big screen portrayer Daniel Radcliffe for a conversation filmed for the Blu-ray edition of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2, on sale next week. By now you’ve probably heard about one provocative excerpt — how Rowling considered killing Harry’s red-headed best bud Ron Weasley while writing the seven novel series. The disclosure comes after Radcliffe asks if the author considered killing any of the big three: Harry, Hermione, and Ron. “Funnily enough, I planned from the start none of them would die,” Rowling says. “Then, midway through [writing the series] — which I think was a reflection of the fact that I was not in a very happy place – I started thinking about polishing one of them off. Out of sheer spite!”

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MRoz4164d ago

Must... not... watch. Trying to hold off watching any of this stuff until the giant ultimate edition box set comes out, whenever that may be.

pomoluese4164d ago

Wow so Hagrid only survived to be a book end.

I don't really know if the whole Remus and Tonks dying child loses parents thing really made an impact, their son seemed alright at the train station in the end, plus Harry is a result of parents dying during war.