Video: JK Rowling Talks McGonagall and Snape’s Fight in “Deathly Hallows”


Nov 02, 2011

Posted by John Admin

MTV News has posted an exclusive clip from The Women of Harry Potter, a special feature to be included on the “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ Blu-ray and DVD.

In the clip, author JK Rowling talks about the showdown between Professors McGonagall and Snape. Ms. Rowling admits that in a very early draft of the film’s script, screenwriter Steve Kloves had Harry Potter facing off against Snape, but she was not satisfied with that.

“I don’t like the marginalization of women when the fighting breaks out.
We get to fight too. I really wanted that,” she explained. “In the book, Minerva
McGonagall is the one who does it and for me it was very important that
she did that.”

Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley, is also included in the clip. On McGonagall’s role in the film, she says:

“Teachers have been so repressed in how they see Hogwarts. Obviously
from its new sort of ruling, you can see that they’re just itching for
their fight back against evil and I love that. Professor McGonagall, she
just completely shows what she’s made of.”

Watch the video at this link or embedded below:


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“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 11 in the U.S. and Dec. 2 in the U.K.

26 Responses to Video: JK Rowling Talks McGonagall and Snape’s Fight in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar ImageG.Weasley says: That is so cool!, I quite agree with Jo about the women part. Watching the featuertteAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Rather good that...Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: This was a favorite moment of mine. I was terrified McGonagall would die in this book, and this gave me hope she'd make it through the battle.Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: This, and of course the charging desks :)Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: This, and of course the charging desks :)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I'm so freaking excited for the DVD to come out!!!!! XDAvatar ImageGene L. says: I will be so pissed if they skipped McGonagall's part.Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: Can't be viewed outside the US but pretty sure that's the same "exclusive" clip that Marie Claire magazine had first...Avatar Imagemencia says: can't view it in my region!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageselenialovegood says: I can't watch it! Anyone knows if you can watch it elsewhere? But I agree on what she says, and I can't wait for it to be released!!Avatar ImageWeasleyisourking99 says: I totally agree with JoAvatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Oh well - already taken down. But the release day is coming up! Can't wait!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I can’t watch it! It the usa mtv and i can't see it in the UK!Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: McGonagall represent!Avatar ImageChaserHolly108 says: Urghhhhh, I can't see it and that makes me so angry!!! :SS Does anyone know a link to see it without any blocking? Please, I'd love to see this video and hear what Jo had to say about McGonagall, she's one of my favourite characther ever!!! :)Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: have the clip =)Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Can't watch it >:OAvatar ImageGiant Fairy says: I d love to write a word that starts with "m" and ends with the German word for "earth". Is there anyone in Spain who can see it?? Then I get high hopes for next week...... I love McGonagall, we could celebrate birthday together, and taking away that scene would be....well.....male!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Whoo! The teacher heroines! :DAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I don't mean to be mean but some of the comments on the MTV page are written by some absolute dumbasses! I'll stick to Leaky thank you very muchAvatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: it wasn't as dramatic though. :(Avatar Imagelovelle says: Agree! You go girl! LOL! But Snape and Harry face off is fine too! But I like this better!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: I sadly can't view this video in my region. :(Avatar ImageChaserHolly108 says: JorRowlingRocks, thank you so much for that link!! :DAvatar ImageEllen Weasley says: Jo is such an amazing woman. No doubt about it.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: why is this video not playing????? whats wrong with my region?

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