Jo said so on Jonathan Ross’ chat show, reveals BBC:
Speaking on Jonathan Ross’ chat show, she said: “When I finished one chapter near the end I absolutely howled.”
She also revealed the character of Harry was “totally imaginary” and not based on anyone else, while Ron Weasley was a lot like her oldest friend Sean.
The interview was broadcast on BBC One on Friday night.
She was in a hotel room alone as she finished writing the book.
“I was sobbing my heart out, I downed half a bottle of champagne from the mini bar in one and went home with mascara all over my face, that was really tough,” she said.
When asked about whether “scar” was the last word in the book as had been reported, she said: “Scar? It was so for ages, and now it’s not. Scar is quite near the end, but it’s not the last word.”
She also said it had been a “a hell of an achievement” to keep the cast of all the Potter films British.
Nearly 1.6 million copies of the final Harry Potter book have been pre-ordered online ahead of its release on 21 July.
The latest film in the series, The Order of the Phoenix, had its European premiere in London on Tuesday.
The film opens worldwide from 11 July.
UPDATE: Part 1 of her interview can be viewed here:
In the interview, Rowling talks about her pen name, her post-Potter plans, the number of deaths in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, character inspirations, and more. Please note that the interview contains mature content and therefore may not be appropriate for younger viewers. Thanks to MuggleNet.
Part 2 of the interview:
The D.A Army scene where Harry teaches everyone how to conjure a Patronus is shown in details and looks pretty breath-taking.
Also, check out Emma Watson’s official website. Looks pretty girly. I didn’t have the patience to go over everything though. There are birds chirping for background music (pretty stupid).
You can also check out the official Warner Brothers Harry Potter Website. It’s very tastefully done. I liked the Marauder’s Map the best. It’s an interactive feature and you can explore the Hogwarts Castle, the Grounds, Diagon Alley, the Quidditch Pitch, and many other places in details. I had a nice time with the Sorting Hat-got me into Hufflepuff. You can also go to Ollivander’s Wand Shop and let a wand select you 😉