What did Snape think of Umbridge?

Hated "Harry Potter" witch: Umbridge had a real role model

Who inspired J.K. Rowling (54) only about this horrible figure? Dolores Umbridge quickly overturned the dreaded Lord Voldemort for the most hated Harry Potter character. As a teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, she abused students and followed a fierce line. Horror legend Stephen King (72) even described Umbridge as the "greatest imaginary villain since Hannibal Lecter", the cannibal. And in fact Rowling had a real role model for the hated witch, as she herself revealed.

In an essay on their website Pottermore the author revealed that the inspiration for Umbridge was a person "whom I hated just looking at it". The author kept who exactly it was a secret, but revealed that it was a teacher. "The woman in question replied my dislike. I can't say why we didn't like each other so instantly, from the heart and (on my part) irrationally."Rowling explained. In addition to the character traits, the Potter creator also adopted the woman's penchant for girly accessories when she developed the Umbridge character.

And not only the discipline-mad witch, who is embodied in the films by Imelda Staunton (63), has a role model in the real world. Harry's (Daniel Radcliffe, 30) last name comes from her neighborhood children, Severus Snape (Alan Rickman, ✝69) was partly inspired by her science teacher, and gamekeeper Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane, 69) is based on Rowling's encounter with a biker. Hermione Granger has traits of the author herself and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint, 31) is very much like Britain's best friend. "Though I never thought he was like Sean, as soon as I wrote Ron down, he often acted like my oldest friend, who is very funny and deeply loyal," she said aloud Solo philosophy.

Is Umbridge the worst Harry Potter figure for you? 4125 votes
Yes, there is no doubt about that.
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