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10.20.2007

dumbledore was gay!

yep.
i'm a geek.
anyway, dumbledore was gay and now i know why i loved him so much.

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question: Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?

jk rowling: My truthful answer to you... I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. [ovation.] ... Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was. To an extent, do we say it excused Dumbledore a little more because falling in love can blind us to an extend, but he met someone as brilliant as he was, and rather like Bellatrix he was very drawn to this brilliant person, and horribly, terribly let down by him. Yeah, that's how i always saw Dumbledore. In fact, recently I was in a script read through for the sixth film, and they had Dumbledore saying a line to Harry early in the script saying I knew a girl once, whose hair... [laughter]. I had to write a little note in the margin and slide it along to the scriptwriter, "Dumbledore's gay!" [laughter] If I'd known it would make you so happy, I would have announced it years ago!

2 comments:

Mel said...

Not that surprising, really.

sarah pwr said...

not surprising at all.