Great news, Harry Potter fans! J.K. Rowling took to her website Pottermore.com on Aug. 18 to unveil an exiting new character, ‘Singing Sorceress’ Celestina Warbeck, whom you may remember as Ron Weasley’s mom’s favorite musical artist!
J.K. Rowling is revealing never-before-heard details about the elusive songstress Celestina Warbeck, who has actually been mentioned in three Harry Potter books in the past, but never made an appearance in person. Celestina, who is half-muggle, half-wizard and reportedly looks like “Diamonds Are Forever” singer Shirley Bassey, 77, comes complete with a dramatic life story AND a new hit song. Read on!
JK Rowling’s New ‘Harry Potter’ Story About Sorceress Celestina Warbeck
J.K.’s new excerpt describes Celestina as an “international singing sensation” with a dysfunctional personal life, and reveals her career highlights and even her early childhood. In addition to the story, which made its debut on Pottermore.com earlier today, J.K also released a song — the first ever to be posted on the website.
The song by Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees is titled, “You Stole my Cauldron but You Can’t Have My Heart,” and was recorded by Universal Orlando Resort at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Celestina came from humble muggle beginnings and went on to graduate from the Gryffindor House at Hogwarts — but only because there were “no wizarding stage schools” in the magic world. While at Hogwarts, Celestina’s mother pushed for the creation of choirs, theater clubs and dance classes to help showcase her daughter’s musical proclivities. Typical muggle stage mom.
It seems that her mother’s pushiness paid off, though, because Celestina eventually became one of the most renowned singers in the wizarding world.
Sometimes referred to as “The Singing Sorceress,” Celestina has accumulated much fame, wealth and success — as well as the admiration of Ron Weasley’s mother, Molly, of course.
Celestina Warbeck The ‘Glamorous Witch’
J.K revealed that she got her inspiration for Celestina Warbeck’s name from a girl she used to work with at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in London. “‘Celestina’ was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch,” she said. We agree!
HollywoodLifers, we want to know, will you be visiting the Pottermore website to read this interesting new piece on Celestina Warbeck? Let us know in the comments below!
— Cara Munn
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