Film - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 2002
J.K. Rowling has been doling out a collection of new "Harry Potter"-centric stories on her website, Pottermore, for the holiday season, and Monday's offering was a tale about Harry's nemesis, Draco Malfoy. But despite deeming the character important enough to revisit all these years later, Rowling admitted that she doesn't understand the love for Draco that's sprung up since the original series's ending.

In an author's note on the story, which depicts the life Draco leads with his wife (a fellow Slytherin alum, naturally) and son, Rowling addressed the strange groundswell of support -- some of it romantic -- that the character has garnered, and admitted that she doesn't really understand it.

"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," Rowling wrote (via Vulture). "All this has 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."

Despite all that, Rowling writes that in the years since he departed Hogwarts, Draco has become "much kinder" and "more tolerant" of others. So at least that's something.

[via: Pottermore, h/t Vulture]

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