J.K. Rowling uses her pen like a wand, and she just stupefied the fandom.
In a shocking interview for Wonderland Magazine, conducted by Emma Watson (basically Hermione Granger incarnate), beloved author J.K. Rowling came out and said it: Hermione and Ron Weasley shouldn’t have ended up together.
Anyone else need a second? I did.
Rowling goes on to insist that she put Hermione and Ron together out of wish fulfillment and a regard for the way she initially imagined the story rather than literary intent. The author states that time away from the story has given her a new perspective which allowed her to see that Hermione and Harry Potter might have been a better match.
“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.”
Are hearts broken? Uh, yeah, quite possibly.
One thing is certain: the amount of fanfiction shipping Hermione and Harry is about to go through the roof.
The notorious Wonderland article should be out in full soon. I know I’m not the only one anxious to see what all Rowling has to say about this bombshell.