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Additional Videos from J. K. Rowling's Interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show Available

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
October 03, 2010, 08:23 PM

Oprah Winfrey's website now has some footage from her interview with J. K. Rowling that did not air during the show:

"Living in a Potter Household"
"The Long Road to Success"
"J. K. Rowling's Aha! Moment" - can you spot the reference to "Harry, A History" here? :)
"A Special Fan Letter to J. K. Rowling"

You can see the complete interview here. Thanks very much to Yardly for the tip!

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5503 Points

First! Amazing! I can’t wait to watch this!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on October 03, 2010, 09:06 PM report to moderator
86 Points

That is SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s more!

Posted by i_am_hermione on October 03, 2010, 10:14 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

sweet gotta watch em all

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on October 03, 2010, 10:20 PM report to moderator
1385 Points

Wow these were great

Posted by Katie_Lily on October 03, 2010, 10:34 PM report to moderator
314 Points

I’m really glad I saw this interview because… well, I’m going to sound really stupid but it’s helped me see her as more human. I don’t think I’m alone in this, but the way it’s always been for me is that, because the morals and ideas and things in the book are all things that I aspire to — and especially because I love to write — Jo has always seemed to me like the absolute most incredible being ever, hardly human at all.

I thought… how could she have come up with a world so perfect?! how could somebody human write something like that?! And I wanted so badly to be able to live up to all that, because I’d been reading the books my whole life and I’ve always wanted to be a writer too…

I’ve never met her; I don’t know her; obviously she IS human. The interview showed that a little bit more, I think, and that was really helpful for me at least.

Posted by Libby on October 03, 2010, 10:57 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

Thanks for telling us Leaky! I hope there will be more of these little bits from the interview.

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on October 03, 2010, 11:15 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

@saskiam i agree wholeheartedly.

im glad that even though these few bits of the interview weren’t in the “full” interview that aired on TV, someone (a very smart someone) at Oprah thought to put them online instead of tucking them away in someone’s computer files. they are lovely little bits of thought from jo and im thankful to that person :)

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on October 04, 2010, 12:11 AM report to moderator
33 Points


Posted by aughra on October 04, 2010, 03:33 AM report to moderator
446 Points

I loved the interview and this little bits make me live it more.

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on October 04, 2010, 07:02 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

it so good to get more of this! I hope there are few more! :D hm,so Jo receives only really special letters. wow. if I ever decide to write one, it must be really something.

Posted by Matea on October 04, 2010, 08:43 AM report to moderator
190 Points

Wow, the special fan letter wa

Posted by lollifant on October 04, 2010, 09:07 AM report to moderator
190 Points

Wow, the special fan letter was heartbreaking… We’re studying mitochondrial diseases in class and it’s really interesting, but hearing about a patient having it is hard… And there isn’t yet much known about these diseases…
I really love Jo, what a great person!

Posted by lollifant on October 04, 2010, 09:10 AM report to moderator
1067 Points

“and I wrote about this in the forward…” FORWARD? WHAT FORWARD? In WHAT BOOK? YOUR BOOK, MELISSA!!! THAT IS SO COOL! Too bad it was only the tiniest reference and not explained in fuller context. I wish Oprah would have asked about that or discussed it a little more. That still is pretty cool for those of us who know what she’s talking about! YAY MELISSA! :

Posted by eiVega on October 04, 2010, 03:13 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Awesome! Thank you!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on October 04, 2010, 05:41 PM report to moderator

Loved the interview and the additional bits! As someone said, in the other item, this should be put on DVD, with all the additional bits, of course!
A few years ago, I was surprised that Jo still had not been on the Oprah Show, and not even when DH came out. Only the tiniest mention of Sorcerer’s Stone many years ago, and a book column in O Magazine, but Oprah has made up for this now.
Btw, Leaky, you’re the best!! For putting it up in the galleries so soon, because I really thought I would have to wait at least half a year, and I’d have to keep a close eye on every Oprah Show broadcast here in the Netherlands, so I wouldn’t miss it. So thanks heaps!

PS eiVega, I agree. Yay Melissa!

Posted by Tarana on October 04, 2010, 06:22 PM report to moderator
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