J.K. Rowling Reveals Information About Draco Malfoy, Is ‘Unnerved’ By His Fans
J.K Rowling has been treating fans to some new information about certain ‘Harry Potter’ characters as part of her 12 Days of Pottermore series, and the latest story gives us a whole bunch of details about Draco Malfoy, as well as Rowling's opinions on the romanticization of his character.
In her story (which readers can unlock by logging into their accounts on the ‘Harry Potter’ site and solving a riddle), J.K. Rowling talks about the possible surnames she threw around before eventually deciding on Malfoy. She goes on to mention Draco’s rivalry with Harry, and how so much of his animosity toward Harry stemmed from jealousy.
Most interesting, however, is the fact that J.K. Rowling mentions that she simply cannot understand people who have an affinity for Draco in any way. She writes (Quote via Time): "I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character (although I do not discount the appeal of Tom Felton, who plays Draco brilliantly in the films and, ironically, is about the nicest person you will ever meet)."
She goes on to say: "Draco has all the dark glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise such people. All of this left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams, as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering."
What do you guys think? Check out the full story over at Pottermore and let us know!