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Wonderland Magazine Teaser

Emma Watson interviewed Harry Potter author JK Rowling for her section in the upcoming issue of Wonderland magazine. The Sunday Times teased us with a few excerpts of the interview in which JK Rowling discusses the Hermione/Ron relationship. Wonderland confirmed that Emma did all the interviews for her section as guest-editor of this issue. You can pre-order your copy from here.

 

“In a rare interview Rowling admits that although they ended up together, they are not a credible couple. She said: “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.”
 
She added: “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.”
 
Emma Watson, who played Hermione, … tends to agree with Rowling.  “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.”
 
Hermione’s relationship with Harry was more like brother and sister in the books, but the actress agrees they would have made a better match.  As for Ron and Hermione, Rowling believes they would have ended up needing relationship counseling.”

 

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22 Responses to “Wonderland Magazine Teaser”

  1. Elena says:

    This is so juicy and funny, oh Emma you’ve surprised me with this! Can I have the photos HIRES now, please?

  2. Bradley says:

    Despite any misgivings Rowling has about the Ron/Hermione pairing now, she certainly wrote it well. By her own account it felt right to her at the time and it played well on the big screen.

    Rest easy J.K.

  3. Kristen says:

    Yes it did and always will- bless BLU RAY :)

  4. Ian says:

    What a shame. The Hermione/Ron thing never made any sense, and was even worse in the movies with the complete lack of chemistry between the actors (highlighted all the more with the obvious chemistry between Emma and Dan).
    When I think of what we could have had if she’d realized this self-evident truth sooner… makes me very sad. What a waste.

  5. Kristen says:

    Ok let’s please not get into shipping wars…LOL :)
    R/E had amazing chemistry on screen otherwise non readers (movie watchers only) would not have loved R/Hr relationship so much.

  6. Jim Nobles says:

    I hope this doesn’t upset anyone but my impression of the Hermione in the books is that she didn’t seem the type to end up with a guy.

  7. Kristen says:

    uh ok that is insulting just because she was intelligent? Girls can be both pretty and intelligent and end up with a good guy. I am sorry but that does upset a female fan. I am sure you meant no harm but it was kinda wrong to say.

    • Iris says:

      Maybe he meant she was supposed to end up with a girl.

      • Jim Nobles says:

        si

        • dook says:

          Don’t know where you got that impression. It was pretty clear to me as far back as CoS she fancied guys. She was practically swooning over Lockhart. I don’t recall anything from PS, but I think she was just happy to have friends at that point.

  8. Sweet_Rose says:

    Harry+Hermione would be awesome!

  9. Deborah says:

    I’m the only one happy for the Ron and Hermione love story?

    • Bradley says:

      I’m with you. I was happy for the Ron/Hermione pairing, because Ron had more weaknesses and flaws than Harry, which to me made him a more believable mate. (Ask ANY woman if her husband is perfect! lol) The Harry/Hermione pairing would have been a case of “Chosen One” marries “Superbrain.” Clash of egos anyone? Look at how often the marriages of super-celebrities end in divorce. I think the Harry/Hermione pairing it would been like that.

    • Irene says:

      Agree. Ron and Hermione are two sides of a coin. Harry may seem as a suitable match (The Chosen One) but Ron is far more believable. Hermione appears to have what we call a Type-A personality, to understate the matter. She might do well on Wall Street, but she’d be lost on the stage of a comedy club. She needs someone with a more active sense of humor to get her going. Harry is far more serious to do that.

      I think Ron/Hermione is quite perfect. I just have problems with Harry/Ginny pairing. Honestly, Ginny character is not well-developed. She suddenly pops up from somewhere and ends up with our beloved Harry. Harry should have gone with Draco/Luna instead haha.

  10. Brittain says:

    No, Deborah, I’m a huge Romione shipper and always will be! Romione FTW!!!

  11. Jaana says:

    I always thought Ron and Hermione were perfect for each other! They complement each other and, in my opinion, bring out the best in each other. Ron may not be as intelligent as Hermione, but he’s not a complete idiot either and he has a lot more heart than people give him credit for. I’m sorry to say that the movies kind of gave the impression that Ron is just a funny guy with no brains. :/
    I hope people won’t take this wrong way, but I think Emma and Dan would’ve been an amazing couple (just look at all the chemistry between them!) but the characters of Harry and Hermione….not so much.
    Phew, sorry for the rant! :D

  12. 130671 says:

    Relationship counseling lol :P

  13. Harald the Sage says:

    Perhaps one should consider that it isn’t always the “perfect match” that guarantees happiness. If both sides do their nearly best, there is a greater chance for a lasting and satisfying relationship. Perfection always bears the seed of too much competition.

  14. angela says:

    it’s not the perfect match ever.. Afterall,hermione should get the best one.. Only harry.. Ron can neither keep hermione satisfied,nor keep her happy.. And to say about the brother sister relationship,i mean didn’t harry really keep watching hermione at the ball in goblet of fire,,and even asked her for a date in half-blood prince?

  15. Brittain says:

    Irene, I agree with u on Romione and Huna or Drarry, both huge shippers!!