We love to think our favorite fictional characters live happily ever after. But if we’re being realistic about it, there’s no way every single prince and princess who ever got together, stayed together. On that note, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has bad news about his character, Ron Weasley.
“I would expect Ron has probably divorced Hermione already,” Grint told the Huffington Post recently. “I don’t think that relationship would have done very well.”
Before Harry Potter fans start lighting up the torches and sharpening their pitchforks, realized this is Rupert Grint, not J.K. Rowling. Rowling is God in the Potterverse and unless she says something about a character or relationship in that world, it means nothing. Grint is obviously going by general cultural trends, as well as the movie’s interpretation of the Ron and Hermione relationship. In the films, their relationship feels a little more surprising than it does in the books.
Rowling’s books set those two up to be together pretty early on and weaved it through the story every so carefully. The movies certainly follow suit, but Grint and his co-star Emma Watson turned in performances that may have made the two seem less likely to succeed: he being a bit too aloof and nasty at times, she being a bit too kind and forgiving, things like that.
So yes. In Grint’s mind, Ron and Hermione being divorced or separated may make sense. But he doesn’t have a say in the matter. Plus let’s be honest. If anyone was going to break up this relationship, it would be Hermione. Ron is batting way out of his league with her.
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