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J.K. Rowling Updates Site; Talks Phoenix Movie, Memerson

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Posted by: sue
April 05, 2006, 07:25 AM

J.K.Rowling has updated her website today with a new diary entry where she discusses Book Seven, the British Book Awards, and a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Jo writes:

The book's still going well, I'm sure you're pleased to hear, lack of paper notwithstanding. There was a small interruption last week so that I could go down to London for the British Book Awards, a.k.a. the Nibbies, which was a lot of fun, and rather thrilling as Half-Blood Prince won Book of the Year. I also took the opportunity to visit Leavesden (the studio where they make the Potter films), which I hadn't done in ages due to being pregnant/having tiny babies for what feels like ages. It was exciting to see some of the new Order of the Phoenix sets, but most of all to see the actors again – slightly unnerving to realise that nearly all of them are taller than me now (I speak, of course, of the teenagers; Michael Gambon was always taller than me, and very lovely he looked in his new robes, too.) Apart from the pleasure of seeing Tom Felton, Devon Murray, Alfred Enoch, Sitara Shah (and waving through the door at Bonnie Wright, who was busy being tutored), I had a great time talking to Dan and Matthew about books, Rupert about how his sisters never wind him up, Oliver and James about how difficult they find it to wind each other up, and Emma about Hermione's love life. Also met, and had a long chat, with Evanna Lynch (Luna), about whom there is only one possible thing to say: perfect.

Jo also mentions our April Fools prank which involved Emerson from MuggleNet, TLC's Melissa Anelli, and our sites forming LeakyMug.com. Check it out here in her rumors section. Finally, there is this update in the Extras section that this editor appreciated where Jo comments and reflects about society, magazines and the pressure for girls to be thin.

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