J.K. Rowling Wishes Harry & Hermione Would Have Ended Up Together
J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved HARRY POTTER series, has announced one of her largest regrets: she wishes she never would have written Ron and Hermione's relationship.
Looking back, the author says she really should have steered way from Hermione and Ron's relationship - and paired the gifted muggle up with the boy wizard, Harry.
"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment," she said. "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."
Admittedly, Rowling knows fans won't be entirely happy to hear her regret.
"I know, I'm sorry," she continued, "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."
The Harry Potter novels have now sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 74 languages. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was recently voted the nation's favourite children's book in a poll by reading charity Booktrust.
Rowling was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.
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