Potentially distressing pop culture anniversary alert: the first Harry Potter book turns 15 this weekend—and that's just if you're going by the American edition. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as it's titled across the pond, first hit the London market on June 26, 1997.
So, as the dust settles from her Cuckoo's Calling swindle, J.K. Rowling has taken some time to reflect. In an interview with Scholastic Books, which aired on Good Morning America today, Rowling revealed which character she misses the most:
Of course it's Dumbledore.
"Above all the other characters in the Harry Potter series, he is the one I miss the most," the author admits. "I always say that I feel like I wrote Dumbledore from the back of my head. Sometimes he said things and told Harry things that I only knew I knew or believed when I saw that I'd written them down in the voice of Dumbledore."
"He is the character who was hardest to leave," Rowling told Scholastic. "If I can have anyone come back to me, physically, and come and talk to me, it would be Dumbledore."
Maybe he can. Maybe she has that power.