But it was so satisfying on so many levels—-sorry I’m going off on a tangent—-but it was also satisfying, because there was so much friction between Molly and Sirius, representing the protective, sometimes overcautious but really nurturing and strong female principle and the reckless, take the chance, push the envelope male energy of Sirius. He was ultimately irresponsible but it didn’t mean he loved Harry any the less. So it was important to show the friction between the two there, because it’s two halves of what Harry craves isn’t it—-getting his father back and getting the mother he never had and then that much more satisfying, that she is the one who avenges Sirius’s death. And for her to come through to do that and I really felt that Sirius was cheering her on when she did that.
J. K. Rowling (in an interview with Melissa Anelli in November 2007, quoted in the chapter ‘The J. K. Rowling Interview’ in the updated 2011 edition of Anelli’s Harry, A History)
# ‘Sirius was cheering her on when she did that.’
# I love the image of this in my head.
# Best Thing Ever
# I just finished reading the transcript of The J. K. Rowing Interview, and it is awesome.