It’s been six years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 hit theaters, but the film still has a few secrets to give up. While it has previously been known that Stanislav Ianevski reprised his role as Viktor Krum in scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Deathly Hallows, it was not known (until now, that is!) that Viktor had a much bigger role in the movie: as a romantic roadblock between Ron and Hermione.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly‘s Binge podcast, Ianevski revealed that Deathly Hallows director David Yates envisioned a departure from the book which would have explored Hermione and Viktor rekindling their relationship from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
“[Yates] invented a new story that wasn’t in the books, a love triangle between Viktor Krum, Hermione, and Ron,” related Ianevski. “But that was cut out of the film because it obviously didn’t fit with all the horrible things that happen in the last book…We did a new dance scene, I sort of stole [Hermione] from Ron. She remembered our old times, Viktor was acting like a gentleman again, happy to see her, she was happy to see him. Ron was sitting on the side, was jealous, and then Viktor took her to the dance floor.” (In the original story by J. K. Rowling, it was Viktor who was somewhat jealous to see Ron and Hermione dancing before he briefly expressed romantic interest in Ginny Weasley. And we all know how that went.)
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