The story itself is totally fantastic and full of little secrets. It’s to be expected that the wizard of Hogwarts would continue to be talked about for years. J. K. Rowling is responsible for revealing unexpected things about the characters, perhaps to perpetuate the myth...
Here are 10 secrets that the author has confessed about Harry Potter.
1. In the future…
Hermione marries Ron and they have two children together. She becomes the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and is about to move to a senior position at the Ministry of Magic. As for Harry, he also works at the Ministry and has three children with Ginny, who becomes a sports reporter. Unfortunately for him, their love story seems to run out of steam... Draco Malfoy meanwhile, marries Astoria Greengrass, who is more tolerant of Muggles. Together, they will have a son, Scorpius, and refuse to raise him with the belief that Muggles are less important than wizards...
2. Why doesn’t Dumbledore have a wife?
During an interview, J. K. Rowling announced that Dumbledore was in fact gay. His true love is none other than Gellert Grindewald, one of the most terrible wizards...
3. What about religion in Harry Potter?
When asked about the absence of a Jewish character in her story, the author mentioned that Anthony Goldstein is a magician with Jewish roots.
4. And undrinkable beer?
The London pub, located on Diagon Alley, offers beers in honor of the former Minister of Magic. But according to J. K. Rowling, nobody can even finish a pint because the taste of it is so awful...
5. A tribute to Snape
In The Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter calls Professor Snape "the bravest man" he has ever been allowed to know. On the website Pottermore, J. K. Rowling announces that Harry had a portrait of the professor made to hang in the Director of Hogwarts office.
6. Best enemy for life
Draco Malfoy knows that Harry Potter is not lying about Voldemort's rebirth. In fact, his father also attended the battle in the cemetery. Draco had mixed feelings: the joy of seeing the Dark Lord come back and the pain of knowing that Harry was still able to escape death.
7. No zombies in Harry Potter
The author formally denies the presence of zombies in Harry Potter. The reason is very simple: these characters are better suited to Michael Jackson than her story. This is why the animated corpses that Voldemore gives life to are actually Inferi. Otherwise, Snape never became a vampire, either!
8. And what happens to the others?
Ron Weasley works at the Ministry of Magic with his wife, Hermione, and his best friend Harry, but also runs the family business, a joke shop for wizards.
Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood also work at the Ministry of Magic, but Neville quickly goes back to his first love: the world of botany.
9. Why was the Dursley family so mean to Harry?
Vernon is a down-to-earth man who hates anything that is not "normal." Having a wizard nephew is the last thing he wants... On the other hand, Harry's stark resemblance to his father doesn’t help, since his father wasn’t particularly popular with the family. It's also what drives Snape have so much disdain towards Harry.
10. Mrs. Umbridge really existed
This fictional character was actually inspired by a real person. It was one of J.K. Rowling’s teachers! Of course, she was much less sadistic, but seen through the author’s young eyes, she was just as eccentric. Indeed, we can’t forget that she came to Hogwarts to avenge the years she spent there, but also sentenced several people to death after putting them in prison, and did it because she worked with the Dark Lord. She also has something in common with him. They are the only two people who ever left permanent scars on Harry. Voldemort left a scar on his forehead, and Mrs. Umbridge was responsible for the one on the back of his hand, when she made him carve the sentence "I must not tell lies” there.