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Hermione should have married Harry Potter, JK Rowling admits

The 'Harry Potter' stars.After years of squabbling, Harry Potter’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Grainger finally became an item. But now, their creator JK Rowling has admitted she made a mistake by marrying them off.

Hermione, whose quick wits get the teen wizards out of many a scrape in Rowling’s hit novels, would have been better off with hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by the Sunday Times newspaper.

In fact, Ron and Hermione would likely have ended up in marriage counseling, Rowling suggested. She says in an interview with Wonderland magazine, previewed by the Sunday Times:

“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.”

Rowling’s interviewer in Wonderland was none other than British actress Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the blockbuster movie series based on the Potter books. The actress agreed with Rowling, saying: “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.”

Rowling has sold more than 450 million copies of the Harry Potter books, which were made into eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Watson and Rupert Grint as Ron. The franchise has made Rowling an estimated fortune of Ā£560 million ($920 million, 683 million Euros), according to the Sunday Times’ Rich List 2013.

Abeg, Iā€™m one of those who wanted Harry and Hermione together. What was JK thinking sef, marrying Hermione off to a Weasley? Hmmph!

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  1. obinna lawrence

     /  February 3, 2014

    Wow… Dats a lot of money

  2. Cassie

     /  February 3, 2014

    Oh please spare me that, I loved the fact that Harry was with Ginny, I just love the girl’s guts… They were perfect for each other.

  3. som

     /  February 3, 2014

    Nah. Hermione would have bored harry into mediocrity. The likes of hermione are better off staying single. On the other hand, harry hooked up with a herione- a perfect match.

    • Abeg abeg abeg. Som, don’t insult my Hermione. What do you mean, bore Harry into mediocrity? The girl was a STAR! She and Harry would have been HUGE as a couple

  4. nik

     /  February 3, 2014

    I thought it was only me that saw that as a mistake.

  5. *yawn* Who cares?

  6. in fact ehn, I was sooo angry, what was rowling thinking?!


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