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J.K. Rowling Reveals New Information About Draco Malfoy, Says She's 'Unnerved' By Girls Who Fall For Him

J.K. Rowling Reveals New Information About Draco Malfoy, Says She's 'Unnerved' By Girls Who Fall For Him

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling just revealed some brand new back story for the villainous Draco Malfoy in her 12 Days of Christmas Pottermore series.

“Draco remains a person of dubious morality in the seven published books, and I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character (although I do not discount the appeal of Tom Felton, who plays Draco brilliantly in the films, and ironically, is about the nicest person you could meet),” J.K. wrote on Pottermore, after fans answered a riddle to unlock the text. “Draco has all the glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise such people. All of this left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering and prejudice and that no, he and Harry were not destined to end up best friends.”

“I pity Draco. Being raised by the Malfoys would be a very damaging experience, and Draco undergoes dreadful trials as a direct result of his family’s misguided principles,” J.K. adds.

To read the whole story, log into your Pottermore account and solving the riddle.

Click inside to read some of the full text…

Draco had many surnames before I settled on ‘Malfoy’. At various times in the earliest drafts he is Smart, Spinks or Spungen. His Christian name comes from a constellation – the dragon.
Like every other child of Harry Potter’s age, Draco heard stories of the Boy Who Lived through his youth.
Draco’s feelings for Harry were always based, on a great part, on envy. Though he never sought fame, Harry was unquestionably the most talked-about and admired person at school, and this naturally jarred with a boy who had been brought up to believe that he occupied an almost royal position within the wizarding community. What was more, Harry was most talented at flying, the one skill at which Malfoy had been confident he would outshine all the other first-years.

For all this, Draco remains a person of dubious morality in the seven published books, and I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character (although I do not discount the appeal of Tom Felton, who plays Draco brilliantly in the films, and ironically, is about the nicest person you could meet). Draco has all the glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise such people. All of this left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering and prejudice and that no, he and Harry were not destined to end up best friends.

I pity Draco. Being raised by the Malfoys would be a very damaging experience, and Draco undergoes dreadful trials as a direct result of his family’s misguided principles.

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  • Danae

    The thing is, the majority of girls reading Harry Potter is aged somewhere between 10-18. I would dare to say none of them has any experience with guys like Draco and therefore, they are likely to glorify the ‘bad character’…Tom Felton didn’t help either, being quite good looking.

  • wizkhaleesi

    Snape was significantly worse than Draco and she had no problem glorifying him

  • Claire

    The majority of girls reading Harry Potter is aged between 20-28 by now. The girls between 10-18 are reading fanfics inspired by the One Direction boys.

  • Danae

    Okay, but these are the girls who have already read Harry Potter in the past. So even if he was glorified by them in the past, they should have enough common sense right now to realise what kind of a person Draco is in real.

  • schioeler

    Not to be rude, but I’m 18 and quite frankly I had some experience with guys like Draco, but I still find the character quite interesting.
    The problem is that 9/10 has this need to help/fix guys who are damaged, and sadly i don’t know why.
    And just for your information, I don’t “fangirl” nor do I read one direction fanfiction.

  • Sharon

    Astoria Greengrass was allowed to fall for him. So I guess only Pureblood girls need apply. Seems like the Potterverse remained the same except without Voldemort. Sad because so many good people died in the war..