Can you imagine growing up without Harry Potter? Fans around the world have cherished the beloved book series by J.K. Rowling for decades, but even the most hardcore fans may be in for a few surprises. Here are five secrets that J.K. Rowling revealed that are giving us life.
Ever wonder how a wizard whizzes? Earlier this year, Rowling shared Harry Potter’s dirtiest secret: how they use the bathroom. According to Rowling, the wizards basically used to use to the restroom on the floor and clean it up with a vanishing spell before they adapted to Muggle plumbing techniques. Talk about #TMI!
Curious fans may wonder why Hagrid was never able to produce his own Patronus. Rowling revealed that Hagrid was actually never able to complete the complicated spell because he was prematurely kicked out of Hogwarts when he was a teen. This might actually be the saddest revelation of the entire series!
Whether you call him He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or You-Know-Who, serious Harry Potter fans know that Voldemort is a force to be reckoned with. Only one problem though, we’ve been saying his name wrong. Rowling dished that Voldemort’s name (French for “flight of death”) is to be pronounced with a silent T. Très chic!
Although Rowling does mention two other European wizarding schools in Goblet of Fire, fans in North America are dying to know if there were any more schools in their neck of the woods. Rowling spilled the tea about Ilvermorny, the primary wizarding school in America with houses named after magical creatures.
Ron And Hermione’s Regret
While we all shipped Ron and Hermione’s relationship hard, Rowling just wasn’t feeling the same way. Her biggest revelation is that Ron and Hermione were never supposed to be together, and she only did it to appeal to fans. In her heart of hearts, Hermione was actually meant to be with Harry!
From Designer Clothes And Handbags to…What? Here’s A Look Inside The Biggest Celebrity Closets
When it comes to fashion, celebrities are truly in a league of their own. Being a movie star or supermodel certainly makes it easier to get the latest designer threads — and lots of them. But while most entertainment columns are quick to point out what everyone is wearing, it’s far more rare to get a glimpse into celebrity closets. Some of these wardrobes are the size of an apartment, and here’s an opportunity to ogle everything that’s inside.
Unscripted Television and Movie Kisses That Were Never Supposed To Happen
Sure, they captured your heart and imagination in the moment. But many of the most famous — not to mention steamy — television and movie kisses weren’t even supposed to happen in the first place. We’ve got the dirt from behind the cameras, and now we’re ready to kiss and tell. Here are some of the backstories to the unscripted kisses that left fans totally head over heels.
‘Silent Bob’ Actor and Creator Kevin Smith Has Transformed And Looks Unrecognizable Now
If you were an avid fan of geeky comedy flicks back in the ’90s, there’s no way you won’t know Kevin Smith. Behind the laughs, throughout his life, Smith was dealing with painful struggles behind the scenes — including health issues related to his weight. From being shamed on a plane to nearly dying from a heart attack, Smith was forced to completely turn his life around. These days, he’s literally unrecognizable.