J.K. Rowling may rattle
the wizarding fan world of "Harry Potter" with a confession about her beloved series' main characters.
The British best-selling author, 48, has revealed that she wishes that Harry Potter and Hermione had got together at the end of the book series.
She told Wonderland magazine that she put Hermione and Ron together as a whim
rather than necessarily believing in them as a couple.
The author was interviewed by Emma Watson, 23, who played the film role of Hermione Granger.
Emma was guest-editing a special edition of the magazine, with excerpts printed in the Sunday Times.
The actress was told how JK Rowling saw her decision to have Ron and Hermione marry and have children in the seventh and final book as 'wish fulfillment'.
The author 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.'
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.'
And it seems that Emma agreed, saying: '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.'
JK Rowling's admission got a mixed reaction from other young adult authors on Twitter.
Fangirl author Rainbow Rowell wrote: 'Okay, also, also, it was amazing and beautiful that Harry and Hermione loved each other and needed each other without wanting to kiss.'
But The First Third author Will Kostakis wrote: 'Guys, this is the closest we'll get to JK Rowling admitting that epilogue
was total rubbish. Cherish it.'
但是《The First Third》的作者Will Kostakis就没那么温和了：“小伙伴们，这可是让我们听到J.K.罗琳自己承认故事烂尾的最直接的途径啊，好好珍惜。”