Harry Potter's rival Draco Malfoy turns 35 today, and author J.K. Rowling acknowledged the occasion by admitting she's not invited to the character's birthday party. Why? Because she can't seem to help herself from dissuading girls of their crush on the platinum-blonde bad boy...
To clarify, for anyone who's wondering about the age, Draco Malfoy's official birthday is June 5, 1980, as the timeline of the books sets the story in the 1990s. So he'd be turning 35 years old today. And from the sound of it, Rowling still doesn't think he's crush-worthy.
The Harry Potter author went on record at Pottermore last year about how unnerved she is by the fact that girls crush on Draco, despite his 'dubious morality'. And though it sounds like she understands the appeal of Draco, she's still compelled to ward people off.
By her recent Tweet, it seems Rowling hasn't changed her mind on the matter, even if it's cost her a birthday invitation for the fictional character's figurative celebration. But there is hope for those who want to believe Draco grew up to be something more than just a spoiled wizard. Rowling's Pottermore essay includes some speculation on the man Draco Malfoy might have become, and that includes an interest in alchemy.
So, I mean, there's always hope, right?
Happy birthday, Draco Malfoy!
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