Believe it or not, if you were one of the Harry Potter fans who was upset that Harry and Hermione Granger didn’t end up together, then you had reason to be!
And J.K. Rowling has something very important to tell you about The Relationship That Should Have Been.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, done by Emma Watson, the author explains why she had Hermione and Ron Weasley end up as lovahs:
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. 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. 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.”
Um, SHOCKED! But we can’t blame Miz Rowling for following her heart!
As for people who think Harry and Hermione were still better suited for each other, the author and the actress agree! Rowling said they “were a better match” and Emma 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.”
While Harry and Hermione would have made more sense, the series wasn’t bad because of the switch! It’s still totally magical and fantastical and in the end they all found love!