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New J.K. Rowling Interview Quotes and Image from The Oprah Winfrey Show (Updated)

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Rosi
September 27, 2010, 10:38 AM

A press release issued today has a number of new quotations from J.K. Rowling's interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will air this Friday, 1st October. Speaking to Oprah about the pressure of sudden stardom, Rowling says, "At that point, I kept saying to people, yeah I’m coping…but the truth was there were times when I was barely hanging on by a thread."

Update: A brand new image of J.K. Rowling and Oprah can now be seen here in our galleries!

The Harry Potter author also spoke about the moment she knew her life had changed forever, during her second tour of the USA:

There was this enormous Barnes & Noble, and I thought, oh my God.  And the queue snaked up the street, up the Barnes & Noble, up through four floors and they took me in the back entrance.  They opened the door and they screamed.  They screamed….That’s a real stand-out moment for me.  I knew it was getting big in that there was press attention and so on, but at that point, that for me...was when it felt 'Beatle-esque.'
Stay close to Leaky for more from the interview as it comes in! You can see the first images from the interview via this link.

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40 Comments

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Should be neat to watch two powerful women who both went from rags to riches. Made their own fortunate.

Posted by dobby_rocks on September 27, 2010, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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5439 Points

I can’t wait to see it.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 27, 2010, 05:04 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

So excited to watch it!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 27, 2010, 05:51 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

I can’t wait to see this! I love Jo so much!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 27, 2010, 05:54 PM report to moderator
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9916 Points

I can JUST make it to watch the show! YESS!
Can’t wait!
JKR is such an incredible person!

Posted by Owana Potter on September 27, 2010, 05:56 PM report to moderator
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277 Points

Wow, can’t wait to see this, JK is my inspiration =)

Posted by eccentricalice on September 27, 2010, 05:58 PM report to moderator
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Come on Jo, hurry up with the sequel!!

Posted by Dumblebridge on September 27, 2010, 06:07 PM report to moderator
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2792 Points

I’m relying on one of you lovely americans to record and post this video i want it on the internet!

Posted by Snunkiebrian (Gold Marauder46) on September 27, 2010, 06:14 PM report to moderator
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446 Points

cant wait for friday….oh i hate mondays…

Posted by thundermountain7*Roar* on September 27, 2010, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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I SO CANT WAIT FOR THIS!!!!!!! i am so excited! but i also hope that she reveals something new…something about her or HP that i didnt know before…most of my friends and fam tell me that will be impossible but its Jo so im going to keep my hopes up!xxxxxxx

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 27, 2010, 06:59 PM report to moderator
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1740 Points

Man those pictures look awesome! I have to check out the interview!

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10839 Points

Very Exciting! :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on September 27, 2010, 09:06 PM report to moderator
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No thanks. Oprah is the devil. A Death Eater at the very least.

Posted by Mr. Stratford on September 27, 2010, 10:31 PM report to moderator
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For gods sake, she did not say she was better than the Beatles! Can no one read something without jumping to ridiculous conclusions?!
Anyway, very exicted for the interview!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on September 28, 2010, 12:00 AM report to moderator
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350 Points

This is the first Oprah show I have ever been excited about!

Posted by Bless_the_children on September 28, 2010, 12:45 AM report to moderator
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