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Hermione should have married Harry Potter, JK Rowling admits

Published on Feb 2, 2014 10:29 AM
Cinema still: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (Part 1). Starring (from left) Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson). -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS PICTURES

LONDON (AFP) - After years of squabbling, Harry Potter's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Grainger finally became an item - but now their creator JK Rowling has admitted she made a mistake by marrying them off.

Hermione - whose quick wits get the teen wizards out of many a scrape in Rowling's hit novels - would have been better off with hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by the Sunday Times newspaper.

In fact, Ron and Hermione would likely have ended up in marriage counselling, Rowling suggested.

"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," Rowling says in an interview with Wonderland magazine, previewed by the Sunday Times and due out next Friday.

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