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JK Rowling: Harry & Hermoine Should've End Up Together!

JK Rowling: Harry & Hermoine Should've End Up Together!

J.K. Rowling has opened up about her smash hit “Harry Potter” book series and admits that Harry and Hermoine should have ended up together in the end!

“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” Ms. Rowling shared in the new Wonderland mag issue. “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.”

She added, “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.”

And it looks like Emma Watson agreed with her too: “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.”

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  • YEESSSS

    I knew they were meant to be together, their friendship seemed way more genuine than whatever ron and hermoine had. YESSSS YESS YESSS

  • Missy

    Sorry, JK no take backs! Write another installment if you’re so unhappy with how the first seven books turned out.

    I myself, however, am a Harry/Luna and Hermione/Draco shipper myself, so haters gun hate.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0xvVgKJxfs Living in a box

    After all these year you regretted it? Too little to late isn’t it? So If Hermione and Harry, so who should Ron ended up with? What about Ginny? Is this also means Draco also should be with someone else than Astoria? Pansy maybe?

  • No No No

    Harry and Ginny belonged together. Harry was Ginny’s first crush, and by marrying Ginny, Harry has been given the loving family he always wanted. That is the perfect ending for Harry. It gives him everything he ever wanted, and it symbolically makes a Harry/Ginny – James/Lily comparison.

    Ron might’ve done better with Luna, because I can see Luna as the type to be able to see past Ron’s surface. Also, Mr. Weasly would’ve probably found Luna to be interesting as a daughter in law. He likes muggle things, and Luna’s family has always collected strange and unusual objects.

    I firmly ship Hermione with Krum. Krum was the first to see past the smart girl exterior. He was the first to make Hermione feel special and beautiful. She glowed when he showered attention on her. It’s a shame Hermione dumped him for Ron, which I never really understood, since up to that point, she never showed any romantic interest in Ron at all.

  • assman

    harry wasn’t gay?

  • breezedash

    What? Harry? It had would been too cliche

  • Josephine

    @breezedash:

    I agree. It would be a terrible cliche. One of the things I like about HP series is that it shows a true friendship between a man and a woman is possible. Harry and Hermione are perfect together – as friends and why ruin that?

  • Jess

    tbh i was surprised she didn’t end up with harry. pls don’t hate me. i kinda agree with jk rowling – it should have been harry and hermione.

  • Anna

    Why bother saying this now? If she wants attention so badly then go write another book.

  • DougW

    Glad to hear her say this. I never believed or accepted the Hermoine-Ron and Harry-Ginny couplings. Also, in the films, Emma seemed to have much more romantic chemistry with Daniel than Rupert.

  • Janice

    Both never mention the name Harry. they both talk about how Hermoine and Ron would have had problems in their marriage. thats all. why do newspaper around the world imply that they meant something else?

    wait for the whole interview before you attack them.

  • r

    Ron and Hermione were obviously going to get together, right from the first book. I agree that it makes no sense to take this back now, years later. I think she was too influenced by those films which turned Ron into a bumbling fool and Hermione into a perfect heroine.

  • v

    @r:
    Did you read the book? Up until book 5, Hermione is heroine before JKR turned her into idiot girl in book 6 in order to fit with dumb bozo Ron.

  • Ross

    I disagree. I think Hermione and Ron are perfect together, they’ve always spent time together and they families got together and I feel like Harry has always been “left out”, plus that they argue alot doesn’t mean they aren’t meant to be together , there’s no relationship without arguments. Harry and Hermione make very good friends. I think Ron’s way of flirting is making Hermione mad . I’m not mad at her opinion tho, but it’d be boring and expecting if Harry ended up with Hermione.

  • analu

    Why do they HAVE to end up with anybody? I always thought Harry and Ginny made sense because he would have a loving family with her. But Hermione and ron and all the others? It was not necessary IMO. Hermione was perfect the way she was… there was no need for her finding the one true love… such stereotype. It could have been an open ending for her love life and everybody could have used their imagination. Strong characters don’t need a love interest to keep them interesting.

  • PuppyLove

    Hermione and Prof. Snape–during detention.
    Because she was SAUCY in potions class.

  • thea

    @Missy:

    dramione ftw

  • him? 65?

    @r:

    Ron was only dumb in the movies, thanks to the actor.

  • him? 65?

    I thought that Ron/hermione was too forced. you could see that she didn’t even like him.

  • Haters Suck!

    The only way I could’ve seen that working is by putting Harry and hermione together right away and not stretching it over 7 books. Otherwise it would’ve been too predictable. Ron and hermione may not have been a perfect fit but I think it worked. But I think Harry and Ginny was great.

  • Disgruntled Sleepyhead

    I personally think she should have gone off with Viktor Krum when it was all over :)

  • dramione

    she should have ended up with draco malfoy

  • thea

    @dramione:
    you said it!

  • http://gu.com RiRi

    @YEESSSS: No. This is publicity shit. You Harmony fans, ugh.

  • http://gu.com Emz

    eh. I wanted Hermione with an Open Love interest, Ron with Luna and Harry with an Open Love interest.
    But whatever. Publicity is publicity, and Rowling’s too late now anyway.

  • http://@JonathonMeoff Jack Meoff

    It doesn’t really matter. If Harry wants to, he’ll just f uck the s hit out of her!

  • Thoughts

    I wish she’d just shut up already. She’s turning into the George Lucas of books.

  • howarthe

    Opposites attract. the only real trouble I see is that we weren’t really given to know what it was that Hermione saw in Ron. The character is a little shallow, but he’s seventeen. Most seventeen year olds are a bit shallow. In the next installments, she can show us who he really grows up to be. Seven more books starting seven years later with an entirely new villain. What do you say?

  • Ms.grey

    Again JR Rawlings milking the afterglow. I think she truly set women back to the 40′s or before. Hermione was the smartest brightest witch of the age why did she not become Minister of Magic or at the least headmistress at Hogwarts. Such a cop out.

  • Caroline

    I hate to say this, but this honestly makes me loose a lot of respect for her as an author. When you publish something (especially something as popular as Harry Potter) you must stand by your work.
    Everything in literature happens for a reason and if she makes comments like that, which make people think that it is all just for fun, her books will loose value as quality literature.
    Ron and Hermione did not get together just because, but there is an important reason (or so I thought), but after reading this I am not sure anymore.
    I hope that she is more careful in the future, about what she says, but I am thinking that this whole thing is a stunt to remind people of her and encourage more sales of her new books.

  • George

    Seriously? No one’s gonna address this Asian mind reading thing?

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com DOUBLEMINT GUM CHEWER

    No.34 at 6:12; Not a stunt. More like a set up.

  • Thoughts

    @George:

    IF Asians could read minds, they’d know no one gives a ph//uuuuuck and hates stupid trad spam too.

  • anne

    @ Caroline: ITA with everything you said.

  • Me

    So disappointed with both Emma and JKR. They basically ruined HP for me. I don’t care if JKR is an attention seeking biatch, or if Emma agrees with every fart that comes out of her, but to say this years later, with no reason what so ever is mean to the fans and h/hr fans shouldn’t be celebrating. This only means she could’ve made you ship endgame but couldn’t bring herself to do it because she wasn’t in the mood, and now she tells you what could have been… I’d be mad, not happy. Regretting it only means she can’t stick to her own story and I can’t help but wonder what’s the next thing she’s going to regret about. Shame on you JKR. You lost my respect.

  • Paz

    I dont think putting Ron and Hermione together was that great…i think that sure they would have dated, sure, ended on mutual terms than gone their separate ways. With Harry however no. Besides I think Harry and Ginny are perfect together

  • Emily

    Well this is surprisingly dull… If Harry and Hermione had ended up together it would have been very cliche and would ruin some of the Harry Potter series’ unique ability to surprise its readers. The main character ends up with the secondary main character… isn’t this slightly boring and over used? And why is everyone overlooking poor Ginny? The series has some amazing character developments… and personally, putting Harry and Hermione together would also kill that development for me. I love how Harry and Hermione have a really close friendship, brother and sister kind of relationship that would be totally lost if they had been put together. I respect other peoples opinions, this is just my own so no flames please.

  • DJ Candy

    Fred

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