In an interview that has already begun to stupefy Harry Potter fans, author JK Rowling said she regrets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger’s relationship, and that Hermione should have married Harry instead.
Ron and Hermione finally got together in 2007’s final installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and Rowling seems to be feeling the seven-year itch.
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she said in an interview with Emma Watson for Wonderland magazine. “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.”
We’re not sure that’s grounds for literary annulment in the eyes of the fans that grew to delight in Ron and Hermione’s carefully developed relationship over the course of seven books (and eight movies). The full issue of Wonderland magazine doesn't come out until Thursday, but the UK's Sunday Times published a few excerpts, including Rowling's claim that Ron and Hermione would need relationship counseling. What's more, Watson (who played Hermione in the films) agreed.