J.K. Rowling says that “distance has given [her] perspective” on the decision to have Hermione marry Ron in the seventh and final novel in her hugely popular Harry Potter series.
In an interview with Wonderland Magazine’s guest editor Emma Watson, she admits that she wrote the Hogwarts students a “happy” ending more for “personal reasons” and “wish fulfillment,” rather than literary credibility.
In fact, she thinks that Hermione should have ended up with Harry, and that eventually Ron and Hermione would have needed counseling to stay together.
Do you hear that clacking sound? That’s the sound of thousands of keyboards pounding out new fan-fic based on these revelations. Next thing you know, we’ll discover that Cedric Diggory didn’t die in the Triwizard Tournament, but instead became a super sparkly vampire and moved to the Pacific Northwest.
Okay, your turn: Do you agree that the Ron-Hermione resolution was a mistake or did it work for you? Put your thoughts in the comments below.