J.K. Rowling Reveals Advice She Gave To Alan Rickman On Playing Severus Snape

Everybody learned last week that Rowling once gave Alan Rickman a little piece of information, which he said he would never share with anybody.

But what if I told you that a fan reached out to J.K. and she decided, after all this time, to share.


On January 14, 2016, the world lost a beautiful, beautiful soul. Alan Rickman, who played Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" movies, died at the age of 69.

As a result, fans of Harry Potter, along with Rickman's friends, family, and co-stars, gathered the loss of a brilliant actor and gracious person.

On the day of his death, The Independent reported that Rowling once told Rickman, a "little piece of information, which (he) always said (he) would never share with anybody," about playing the character. This crucial information informed the way Rickman went on to act Snape.

A fan recently took to twitter to ask J.K. if she would be willing to share.

And to everyone's surprise, she let the world know.

Fans swarmed to Twitter to express their love and gratitude.

RIP Alan Rickman. Remembered and loved - always.

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You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, or so the saying goes.

The same can be said for your interactions with cops, most of whom are perfectly happy to let minor infractions slide––When was the last time you were actually ticketed for jaywalking?––provided you're not a total Karen should you interact them.

Your local police officer likely doesn't care about jaywalking or the fact that you went five miles over the speed limit unless you give him a reason to, as we learned when Redditor Takdel asked police officers: "What stupid law have you enforced just because someone was an a-hole?"

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