Ginny Weasley actress, Bonnie Wright, was asked this week about J.K. Rowling’s new comments concerning Ron and Hermione, and she thinks her character would’ve “been fine” without the Chosen One.
Wright spoke briefly to The Telegraph at InStyle’s BAFTA party “Ginny is a tough cookie so she’d have been fine,” she said when asked what would’ve happened if Harry ended up with Hermione instead of the red-headed Weasley. “She dated Dean Thomas before Harry, after all.”
The Telegraph says Wright “understands how Rowling could have changed her mind over time.”
Over the weekend The Sunday Times published an interview between Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling where the latter reveals that time has given her new perspective on the Ron/Hermione relationship.
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” Rowling 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 continued, “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.”
Indeed, many hearts were broken. The fandom was surprised by the Harry Potter author’s comments and have expressed their opinions all over the internet.
The full interview between Watson and Rowling will be published in Wonderland Magazine tomorrow, February 7. We’ll be sure to share the full interview – which should put some more light on Rowling’s feelings – when it’s released. Stay tuned!