What do you do when the author of your favourite book follows you on Twitter and slides into your DMs? If you're anything like self-confessed Harry Potter superfan Jessica Williams, you freak out accordingly.
The former 'Daily Show' correspondent was a guest on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' last night to promote her new Netflix show 'The Incredible Jessica James' and spent most of her time talking about how she's managed to become BFFs with author J.K. Rowling, much to her inner child and Harry Potter nerd's joy.
Williams received a direct message from Rowling after she followed her due to their shared July 31st birthday and after a very overwhelmed back and forth with her, built up enough courage to ask J.K. to place her in a Hogwarts house and then ended up becoming this kind of friend with her.
âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?âš°ï¸ÂÂ?ðŸ'€. Cool. Now that we've established that I'm dead- I met FREAKING JðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾KðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾RðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾OðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾WðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾LðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾IðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾NðŸ'ÂÂ?ðŸÂÂ?¾G (aka Jo Jo- lol she lets me call her that. So ignorant.) originally like a month ago. Obviously we all know that I've been a Harry Potter nut since I was 10 years old so I was very nervous to meet one of my sheroes for the first time. What would I wear? What do you say at the alter (lmaooo)? What if we like...don't get along? Will I quit reading books forever because we don't get along? So I hung out with Jojo and was relieved that we got on verrrrry well and I was so stoked because meeting your heroes can be a real toss up of either cupcakes or dog doodoo if you know what I mean. This right here was cupcakes. We had like a legit full six hours of drinks and cocktails. Did I lowkey tear up during dinner? Yes. Am I aware that it was a trash bonkers thing to do over dinner while she's biting into her plate of veggies? Yes. But any sort of extreme emotion makes my eyes well up. #standinginmytruth #therealme #lovemeforme. Anyway- I had so much fun talking about life/politics/thesims with her over 25 cocktails that I felt like a realllll dweeblord for FORGETTING to snag a photo. The following day my mom tried to comfort me after I forgot to get a photo by saying "That's okay baby. You guys hung out for you two only and not social media." She was low key very correct but also she's my mother so I was like "ðŸ™„ðŸ™„ðŸ˜'ðŸ˜'ðŸ˜'." So cut to last night- and (wildly)I'm hanging out with the Khaleesi again and I was on my way out the damn door and was like "......wait I'm sorry can I get a photo? For my Instagram?? (I know such ðŸš®)" She was like "yes Jess of course!" So we took a few photos and yes she's a major babe and here she is on my IG feed for the both you And me to enjoy. âš°ï¸ÂÂ? #eatcraylove #jkrowling #harrypotter
The rest of us can only live in hope of ever having a celeb friendship like it. Unless we can somehow change when our birthday is.