What Jo says about...
Remus Lupin (aka "Moony")
Please note: unless you see quotemarks, these are summaries, and not JKR's words themselves. Please see the linked article for the actual text.
- Professor Lupin is a "damaged person, literally and metaphorically. [....] His being a werewolf is really a metaphor for people's reactions to illness and disability." Conversations with JK Rowling, p. 40
- Lupin didn’t turn into a Werewolf until exiting the Shrieking Shack because the moon wasn’t up when he entered into it. [Read the full text of quote from a Scholastic chat, 2000]
- Her favorite bits of the books: The ending of GoF, Chapter 12 of SS/PS, the final rescue scene in CoS, and Remus Lupin in PoA. Books 2 and 4 are her favorites overall, which is weird, because "they were the most difficult to write." [Read the exact quote from the Houston Chronicle, 2001]
- "Lupin's a wonderful teacher and a very nice man but he has a failing and his failing is that he does like to be liked and that's where he slips up because he has been disliked so often that he's always so pleased to have friends so he cuts them and awful lot of slack." [Read the exact quote from Royal Albert Hall, 2003]
- What houses were Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter and
Remus Lupin in?
JK Rowling says: "This is JK herself saying that they were indeed in Gryffindor!" [note that Lupin is named twice and Pettigrew is not in this list]. [Read the exact quote from World Book Day, 2004]
- Remus is a half-blood. [Read the exact quote from World Book Day, 2004]
- Remus’s middle name is John. [Read the exact quote from World Book Day, 2004]
- Professor Lupin does not have a twin. [Read the exact quote from Jo's website]
- James and Sirius did not switch bodies before James died – James would never have saved himself and left his wife and son to die. [Read the exact quote from Jo's website]
- "There will be NO chapter called ‘Lupin’s Papers’ in book six." [Added 6 April 2005] [Read the exact quote from Jo's website]
- “Lupin was very fond of Lily” but he did not compete with James for her. [Read the entire quote from the Leaky Cauldron, 2005]
- Wormtail won't kill Lupin. [Read the whole quote from Owen Jones interview, 2005]
- Peter Pettigrew’s silver hand will not be used to kill Lupin. [Read the exact quote from Jo's website]
- Lupin will not be able to overcome prejudice against werewolves and return as a DADA. [Read the exact quote from Jo's website]