Jessica Williams went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote The Incredible Jessica James and share a story that shows us no matter who you are, a direct message from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will obliterate any sense of chill you might have had.
According to Williams, she was surprised one day when Rowling not only followed her on Twitter, she sent her a kind message referencing their shared birthday (which is also Harry Potter’s birthday). The former Daily Show correspondent recalls it went something like this:
“I was going to wish you a happy ‘our’ birthday, but I bloody forgot. Which is typical me. Anyway, I think that you are funny, brave and courageous and I always know it’s going to be a great Daily Show when you’re on.”
Can you imagine? Williams, as many of us would, then carefully drafted her response over a week to respond with the perfect response. Their conversation eventually led to the two of them meeting, and to the envy of every Harry Potter fan, Rowling herself sorted Williams into a Hogwarts house. No surprise, they’re both Gryffindors—brave and daring.
Colbert also decided to see if Rowling followed him on Twitter (she does!), and the host DM-ed her asking for a Hogwarts sorting as well. We don’t yet know her response, but do you have any guesses?
(via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on YouTube, image: screenshot)
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