Draco Malfoy is rich, blond, and probably looks great in leather pants — who wouldn’t want to snog him? J.K. Rowling, that’s who. In her latest Pottermore update, Rowling writes how she’s often forced to crush the dreams of fans who nurse strange feelings for Hogwarts’s sexiest Slytherin. “Draco remains a person of dubious morality in the seven published books, and I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character,” she writes. “All this has left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams, as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering and prejudice and that no, he and Harry were not destined to end up best friends.” Rowling does note, however, that in later life, Draco did become less of a sniveling little shit, embracing a “more tolerant life view” and raising his son to be “much kinder … than he was in his own youth.” Rowling leaves unsaid whether he succeeds in this mission, or if child-rearing is just one more thing that Draco messes up.
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