J.K. Rowling was being interviewed by Harry Potter veteran Emma Watson as part of her stint as guest editor for Wonderland magazine and made the most shocking of admissions: That time has made her realize that she should have had Harry Potter marry Hermione!
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” Rowling said.
“That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron… I know, I’m sorry, I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”
Given that dance scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, audiences keenly saw a spark between the two characters. But, that was not in the books… and in many ways could have foreshadowed Rowling’s comments.
For the record, Watson admitted in the article she wondered about the pairing as well.
“I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy,” Watson said.
With Rowling writing screenplays for a movie series based on the Potter world, perhaps she’ll incorporate those changes? Honestly, we hope not. Leave well enough alone.
But tell us…
Should Hermione and Harry have gotten together?
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