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JK Rowling Appears To Suggest Hermione And Ron Were Not A Good Romantic Match

posted 3 Feb 2014, 07:12 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 3 Feb 2014, 07:13 ]

"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling appears to suggest in an interview with Wonderland magazine that Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley were not a good love match.

 LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM  (REUTERS) - The author of the "Harry Potter" series appears to suggest in an interview with Wonderland magazine that Hermione Granger may not have been a good match for Ron Weasley.

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Throughout the series Hermione and Ron have a slow-burning romance, which culminates in the pair being married with two children in the epilogue of the final book of the series.

But in excerpts from the interview printed in UK newspaper The Sunday TimesJK Rowling reportedly states, "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment."

"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," she is reported to have said. "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."

The interview appears in the latest edition of Wonderland, which is guest edited by the actress who played Hermione in the "Harry Potter" movies, Emma Watson.

And Watson also appears to agree with Rowling's views.

"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," the actress reportedly said in response to the author.