After looking as the sinister Professor Snape in 2 Harry Potter movies, actor Alan Rickman did not feel pressured to come back to play a role he thought was more than an unchanging costume’. But JK Rowling told him a secret about Snape, one which would only be disclosed to fans many decades after. She told him that the meaning behind the phrase’always’.
“I’ve just returned in the dubbing studio in which I talked to a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last moment. They had been 12. I also have recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I watched Daniel singing and dance (brightly ) on Broadway. Life appears to get passed in moments “
He continued, “Three children have been adults because a telephone call with Jo Rowling, comprising one little hint, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than the usual costume, which even though only a few of those novels were out in the moment, she held that the whole massive but delicate story in the roughest of palms. It’s a historical need to be told tales. However, the story demands a fantastic storyteller. Thank you for it all, Jo.”
In the conclusion of the Harry Potter saga, it’s revealed Professor Snape was, in reality, struggling to protect Harry in the evil Lord Voldemort, because he had been in love with Harry’s mother, Lily.
Rickman in 2011 had told HitFix that Rowling had awarded him’only miniature, left of area bit of advice’ about Snape. He explained, “It helped me believe he was more complex and the narrative wasn’t likely to be down the line as everyone believed. If you recall if I did the very first movie she had just written four or three novels, so no one knew where it had been going except her. Plus it was very important to her that I understand anything, but she gave me a very small bit of advice which helped me believe it was an ambiguous path.”
When Rickman expired in 2016, a fan asked Rowling exactly what it was she informed him about Snape. She responded, “I told Alan what lies behind the phrase’always. ”’