Apparently J.K. Rowling and Jessica Williams have been DMing on Twitter for years
Our favorite funny lady Jessica Williams stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week to promote her movie The Incredible Jessica James, and while she was there, Colbert couldn’t help but ask her about “the most exciting thing [he’s] heard in anyone’s life,” which is that Jessica Williams is secret BFFs with J.K. Rowling, and OMG.
She revealed that in 2013, during her second year on The Daily Show, she got a Twitter follow from none other than Rowling herself, which then led to Rowling sending her a direct message on Twitter, causing Williams to understandably freak the eff out.
At first, Williams thought Rowling was “fake following her,” the way President Barack Obama’s team followed a bunch of people from his official Twitter account. But no…it turns out Rowling is a huge fan of her work, and the story of when they finally met up is so cute.
Rowling shares a birthday with Williams (July 31st) and Harry Potter, so the two immediately had something in common. She revealed they corresponded over Twitter for a while, but Williams was dying to know one thing:
Which house she belonged in (duh!).
Williams waited close to four years (!!), but with a little liquid courage and encouragement from her boyfriend, she finally got her answer. She said: “My boyfriend [and I] were at a bar maybe like, a month and a half ago, and we had been drinking and [he was like], ‘You should DM her,’ and I was like, no! And so I did a shot and then I messaged her like, ‘Heeey JoJo!‘”
Rowling told her the answer (Gryffindor!), and the two made plans to hang out in London. Williams understandably lost all chill when the two finally did meet, sharing the cutest picture and caption to Instagram:
Williams says Rowling is “really, really cool” (and they apparently share a love of The Sims), and we are cheering for this friendship. We can’t wait to see more photos from future hangouts, ladies.