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New J.K. Rowling Interview Quotes and Image from The Oprah Winfrey Show (Updated)

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Rosi
September 27, 2010, 10:38 AM

A press release issued today has a number of new quotations from J.K. Rowling's interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which will air this Friday, 1st October. Speaking to Oprah about the pressure of sudden stardom, Rowling says, "At that point, I kept saying to people, yeah I’m coping…but the truth was there were times when I was barely hanging on by a thread."

Update: A brand new image of J.K. Rowling and Oprah can now be seen here in our galleries!

The Harry Potter author also spoke about the moment she knew her life had changed forever, during her second tour of the USA:

There was this enormous Barnes & Noble, and I thought, oh my God.  And the queue snaked up the street, up the Barnes & Noble, up through four floors and they took me in the back entrance.  They opened the door and they screamed.  They screamed….That’s a real stand-out moment for me.  I knew it was getting big in that there was press attention and so on, but at that point, that for me...was when it felt 'Beatle-esque.'
Stay close to Leaky for more from the interview as it comes in! You can see the first images from the interview via this link.

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40 Comments

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Looking forward to the interview. Locally on WFLA-TV in Tampa, FL.

Posted by Phoenix1946 on September 27, 2010, 10:53 AM report to moderator
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226 Points

Interesting :)

Posted by wiltabone on September 27, 2010, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait to hear the rest of it, JKR’s always so fascinating.

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on September 27, 2010, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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Should be an interesting interview.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on September 27, 2010, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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39 Points

wish i could be there and ask jo a question, i got a really good one XD

Posted by LittleBayPony on September 27, 2010, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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SO EXCITED FOR THIS! :) I love the fact that Orpah went to HER for the interview =D

Posted by DesQueJteVois on September 27, 2010, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait to see it, but I’m not from the US!! Does anyone know where I could watch it??

Posted by BlueOwl4 on September 27, 2010, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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Oh this is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more of this awesome interview! You rock Jo!!!

Posted by zimzim on September 27, 2010, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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3777 Points

JK is better than the beatles what is she talking about

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on September 27, 2010, 01:52 PM report to moderator
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So cool x)

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on September 27, 2010, 02:17 PM report to moderator
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765 Points

I’m looking forward to see/hear the rest of it :)

Posted by Lonewolf_ ^HISS^ on September 27, 2010, 02:26 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to see it. I found out that the show is on twice a day here so if I miss the first I can stay up and watch the second.

Posted by Ratorr on September 27, 2010, 02:35 PM report to moderator
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can’t wait!!!

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on September 27, 2010, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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5503 Points

Very excited for this! It will be amazing!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on September 27, 2010, 04:03 PM report to moderator
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I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope i can find a way to watch it!!!!!!!

Posted by JK.jr. on September 27, 2010, 04:20 PM report to moderator
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