Listen up, Harry/Hermione shippers — this one's for you!
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently told Wonderland magazine she doesn't really think Ron Weasley was a good match for Hermione Granger. She now thinks she should've paired the smartest girl at Hogwarts with Harry Potter himself. (Sorry, Ginny! It's just a bad day for Weasleys in general.)
"I wrote the Hermione-Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment," J.K. told the magazine, via a London's Sunday Times excerpt. "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 said she can "hear the rage and fury" it might cause for some fans, but time and distance have given her more perspective. "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."
She has at least one supporter in Hermione actress Emma Watson, who added, "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."
Sucks to be Ron right now! What do you think of this? Do you think the movies influenced the author at all? Watching the characters on screen, Harry and Hermione seem like a more natural pair than Hermione and Ron — or Harry and Ginny. (If Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright or Emma and Rupert Grint had more chemistry, maybe the arguments would be different. Dan and Emma just work together!)
J.K.'s full Wonderland interview hits newsstands on February 7.
How do you feel about Harry and Hermione being together instead of Hermione and Ron? The poor Weasleys.