Video: J. K. Rowling with Charlie Rose

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Oct 22, 2012

Posted by Mel

J. K. Rowling’s recent appearance on Charlie Rose can now be seen in its entirety here or below.
During the interview Rowling discussed The Casual Vacancy, of course, but she also talked a little bit about Harry Potter. In particular she discussed some of the actors’ performances in the films.


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12 Responses to Video: J. K. Rowling with Charlie Rose

Avatar ImageSaskiaM says: I would really like to give American interviewers a primer for talking to people from Britain. Rule #1: Don't put them in a position where they have to figure out what to do with loads and loads of praise, and Rule #2: Don't insist on asking them personal things after they've already gracefully avoided answering. I keep seeing this happen in American/British interviews -- it's a cultural difference and I think it's fascinating, but people should realize it's a thing by now!Avatar Imagezonkoltd says: Agreed, possibly more so for those of us who are older. So long as he didn't ask her about writing/talking in American - that's usually good for popping up the blood pressure quite a bit!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How very interesting...Avatar ImageSmitch says: @Libby - I totally agree with you. Although I'm Canadian, I am aware of the cultural differences between American and British culture. When it comes down to it, it's about American straightforwardness and British reserve, and how the two norms cause misunderstandings and awkward moments. I live overseas, and I see this happening in regular conversations. It's a bit funny (always interesting), and definitely unfortunate! Haha. :) Avatar Imagezonkoltd says: There is also an assumption (by Brits) that everyone knows the shorthand, and is using the same subtle nuances of words. A British officer in the Korean war described their situation to an American as 'rather sticky' when asking for support. This was unfortunate, he should have relaxed the upper lip a bit and said, more accurately, 'help, we're getting slaughtered here, send everything you've got'. Which, of course, he did say - just in Britspeak. Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I get that too, to be honest I prefer Jo's interviews in Britain compared to the American ones. She always just seems more relaxed at home. And it's not like British interviewers are evasive, they can be very straight forward too but at least they ask in a way that is on her same wave length. And don't even get me started on the amount of American interviewers who get her name wrong... seriously? 15 years later and you still say Rowling like Howling. Come on! Bowling!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I get that too, to be honest I prefer Jo's interviews in Britain compared to the American ones. She always just seems more relaxed at home. And it's not like British interviewers are evasive, they can be very straight forward too but at least they ask in a way that is on her same wave length. And don't even get me started on the amount of American interviewers who get her name wrong... seriously? 15 years later and you still say Rowling like Howling. Come on! Bowling! Anyhoo, another wonderful interview, thanks Leaky!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: ... oopsAvatar Imagedevilskinn says: She can handle any interviewer :) Gosh, I love the way she talks about the book, I can't wait to have my own copy 8->Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: Okay, I'm now 15 minutes in, he's quite annoying for always pushing her answers, not letting her finish... Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: I love the way the fact that they are both dressed up very darkly, they blend with the black in the background...Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: How great is that with Luna and Evana, she really was good ;;) I love it how she says "My Hermione" <3 And yes, this is in fact why I love Harry Potter: the plot is excellent but the book is mainly character-driven. Hmm, still, I do like some of his questions, because they are not the traditional safe ones...

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