#18 – Inspiration for Moaning Myrtle
We just recently mentioned Moaning Myrtle, but we mention her once again. But this time, we won’t talk about how old was the actress who played her. We’ll talk about the reason why J.K. Rowling invented her in the first place.
She said that Myrtle’s character was inspired by women who were crying in communal restrooms, especially at bars and discos of her early days. That sight, however, wasn’t frequent in male’s restrooms so she deliberately put a whining girl in men’s restroom in Hogwarts.