Author JK Rowling, the woman who dreamed up the pair and turned them into two of the most recognized figures in literature, is now throwing cold water on the central romance in the gazillion-selling Harry Potter series.
Rowling now says she should have paired Hermoine Granger with Harry Potter, instead of his bud Ron Weasley.
Just enough time has passed for us to stop cringing at the sight of Tom Felton, who came to be known as the weakling bully Draco Malfoy.
Even while working on the "Potter" franchise, Felton dabbled in other films, like "The Disappeared" and "Get Him to the Greek." Felton has been busy since "Potter" wrapped, and appeared in the World War II movie "Ghosts of the Pacific" and the TNT cop drama "Murder in the First." quite the charming young man.
But Britain's Sunday Times published excerpts of the interview in a front-page story, "JK admits Hermione should have wed Harry." "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. ," commented someone named "ana." "Ron and Hermione's relationship is wonderful because it is FAR from perfect at the beginning of the series and slowly (and ingeniously) develops into my favorite couple in the whole series! Not even before Rowling delivered this latest bombshell.
That's how it was conceived, really," Rowling says in the interview. "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 says in the interview. I could go on for days about why I love them." But the we-told-you-so side also came out in force. Ron would have been insecure and it would not have been a healthy relationship," said a commenter who goes by the name "militant delusionalist." "Harry had always said good things about Hermione and both of them being powerful wizards and brought up as muggles would have made them compatible." Hermione meets Ron in the first book of the series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," when he and Harry save her from a mountain troll. Two years ago, she said she once considered offing Ron altogether.
After "My Week With Marilyn," "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" and "The Bling Ring," the 24-year-old actress also showed her sense of humor in Seth Rogen's outlandish summer comedy, "This Is the End." She'll next appear in the 2015 thriller, "Regression."Rupert Grint kept it fairly low-key after he ended his 10-year run as one of Harry Potter's best friends, Ron Weasley.
The 26-year-old took on a risky role with 2013's "CGBG" -- if you need proof that Grint's all grown-up, check out the trailer.
They are like my brothers.” She added: “Dan and I could sort of have a laugh about it.
The Harry Potter cast has grown into cool, charming and undeniably beautiful people before our eyes.
Millions of men around the world would kill for a chance to lock lips with Hermione Granger — too bad Ron Weasley wasn’t one of them. Whereas Rupert’s a bit more quiet so I didn’t really know what he was thinking which made me a bit more nervous.” Grint was at the three-day Wizarding World of Harry Potter event with former co-stars Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Katie Leung (Cho Chang), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).