J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Letting Arthur Weasley Live
Remus Lupin was not supposed to die, but Arthur Weasley was, said J.K Rowling in the “Battle of Hogwarts.” The author again apologized for killing a fan favorite and his wife, leaving their son an orphan. Many fans felt there was an injustice done to the character and the author owned up to this.Advertisement
J.K. Rowling admitted that she teared up upon deciding to kill Lupin (played by David Thewlis in the movie) and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena in the movie) and leave his son Edward Teddy, an orphan. She said she owes an apology to all Lupin fans for killing him so unexpectedly in the “Battle of Hogwarts.”
On a series of tweets, the famed author admitted that she did not plan to kill him. Rowling said that the only time her editor saw her crying was over this, because she cannot help but feel sad over the fate of their son Teddy, as per The Guardian.
As per US Magazine, Rowling also told her readers that she intended to kill Arthur, who is the father of Ron Weasley. He was however spared and Lupin and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks were killed off instead.
Rowling also had apologized for killing off the twin brother of George Weaseley, Fred on the last anniversary of the Battle. “Today I would just like to say: I’m really sorry about Fred,” she wrote at the time. She added “*Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire.*”
A fan had tweeted that Lupin, “is and always will be” his favourite character. Rowling praised the fan and said it was the best tribute from a fan for Lupin.
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