J.K. Rowling claims Ron and Hermione relationship "could work"

Full interview transcript softens earlier claim that relationship was implausible

J.K. Rowling has softened her stance on the relationship between Ron and Hermione in the Harry Potter series, conceding that the pairing "could work".

Rowling had previously made waves by describing the relationship as "wish fulfilment", arguing that Hermione and Harry would have been the more plausible pairing.

However, the emergence of the full transcript of the interview from which those quotes were taken reveals that Rowling's take on the couple is slightly less damning than first thought.

"They’ll probably be fine," said Rowling. "He needs to work on his self-esteem issues and she needs to work on being a little less critical."

"Just like her creator, she has a real weakness for a funny man. These uptight girls, they do like them funny… It’s such a relief from being so intense yourself."

Let's hope that smooths things over with the online fandom. Those Weasley loyalists can turn nasty when riled...

What do you make of Rowling's comments? Tell us, below!


    • QuietLife

      Feb 12th 2014, 11:34

      Stop milking this tripe you overly-wealthy bint. Nobody (who matters) cares!!

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 12th 2014, 14:33

      TF you should be ashamed for making this into an article, I know you want ad revenue but come on you're better than this.

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    • albongo

      Feb 12th 2014, 16:42

      QuietLife: Nobody that matters cares? You are seriously ready to make that bold comment? Does that mean if I care, I no longer matter? In fact, if you do not care, as you imply that you don't, then why would you go out of your way to even read the article? Never mind taking time to comment on it. I think you might have assumed anyone cared to know you don't care. I'm just saying.

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    • QuietLife

      Feb 13th 2014, 9:51

      albongo you make a good point, touché! But Ali1748 makes a better one...

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