J.K. Rowling Says Dumbledore Is the Character 'I Miss the Most'

World-renowned author looks back on the 15th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
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index," harry potter. It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since we fell in love with the boy wizard. Now, after 450 million books sold, and the most successful movie franchise ever, j.K. Rowling has an exclusive message about that book that started it all. It's been 15 years since author j.K. Rowling changed the face of book publishing forever, with the u.S. Release of "harry sorcerer's stone." On the book's anniversary, rowling is speaking out to "gma." Looking back on creating one of of the stories, professor dumbledore. I feel like I had dumbledore in the back of my head. Sometimes he said things and told harry things that I only knew I knew or believed. When I thought that I had written them down in the voice of dumbledore. So, I thought he was the character who was hardest to leave for me. Reporter: Her enchanting tale of boy wizard, harry potter, cast a spell on readers young and old. Becoming a lightning-fast, once-in-a-lifetime literary phenomenon. The books were translated into 74 languages worldwide. It also launched a $15 billion business empire. From blockbuster movies, merchandise and theme parks. Making j.K. Rowling a multimillionaire and household name. Let the feast begin. Reporter: If dumbledore were a real person, she thought long and hard who she wants him to have a chat with. I considered world leaders, who would come to calm with them. But I finally decided there's only one person I think should meet dumbledore. That's me because above all of the other characters in the harry potter series, he's the one I miss the most. Reporter: Luckily for fans, they don't have to miss out on reconnecting with their favorite characters, scholastic re-released the books with redesigned covers. Who here has red the series? I read them to my children. George? There you go.

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