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J.K. Rowling Is Finally Telling Us The Secret She Told Alan Rickman About Snape

All. Of. The. Tears.

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She gave me one tiny, little, left of field piece of information that helped me think that he was more complicated and that the story was not going to be as straight down the line as everybody thought. If you remember when I did the first film she'd only written three or four books, so nobody knew where it was really going except her. And its was important for her that I know something, but she only gave me a tiny piece of information which helped me think it was a more ambiguous route.

However, following the late actor's death, J.K. Rowling finally revealed via Twitter that "tiny piece of information."

I told Alan what lies behind the word 'always'.