Quotables: Stop Breaking Our Hearts, JK Rowling

2/3/2014 12:00 PM PST, by

"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. 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."

--J.K. Rowling lets everyone know that one of the greatest couples in all of "Harry Potter," Hermione and Ron, were never truly meant to be. How heartless.

There's more though, if you can bear to hear it. This interview with J.K. was conducted by Emma Watson, and Emma actually agreed with this preposterous idea, saying that people would "wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy." And J.K. added that the couple would have needed marriage counseling and -- wait for this awfulness -- she said that she should have put Hermione with Harry instead.

Nerds, let's get real here, could there even be a couple more disappointing than Hermione and Harry? Answer: no. Harry belonged with Ginny so that he could officially be a part of the Weasley family, and also because Ginny would never be afraid to call him out when he was being all moody and annoying like he does. Ron and Hermione belonged together because did you even read the books?! There was never another way for them to go, they're that perfect together. Hermione and Harry would have ... god, it's just too boring to think about.

So thanks a ton, J.K. Thanks for giving us these wonderful things and then trying to rip them away from us. Did you even think about Hugo and Rose when you said this, you monster?


Filed Under:  J.K. Rowling , Interview

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Observer_The Lovely
843 days ago


...I think I can say I have NO IDEA what the hell is being discussed here....

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843 days ago

I remember reading these stories and thinking to myself: "why on earth would Hermione end up with Ron?". That was probably my only problem with the books. You have one of the smartest characters romantically attached to basically a placeholder. Ron was nearly irrelevant in the story apart from being the tie to the Weasley family. While I do agree that Harry finally having a family is paramount to his growth as a character, there was no reason to have him with Ginny. I'm glad that That J.K finally recognized that she forced it. Harry and Hermione would have been such a better couple to end with.

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