Listen to JK Rowling recap the inspiration behind Harry Potter long before it become the entertainment sensation we know today!

Way back in 1999, the first three Harry Potter books had been released and they were an unbridled phenomenon. Fans of all ages clamored to get their hands on the newest book as soon as it was released. There would be movies, plays, spin-offs, theme-parks, and lifetime fans to keep the magic of Harry Potter alive for generations to come. But back then, not even JK Rowling could know what was coming.

In an interview, Rowling reveals the (now) well-known story of how she thought up the famous character while on a train one day. It’s unbelievable what the author created and it’s fascinating to see her speak about the franchise before it blew up into the Harry Potter franchise today.