Video has made its way online from the special features on the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Blu-ray DVD showing a moment from the Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and J.K. Rowling sit down interview where the author talks about the possibility of killing the character of Ron while writing the series. Ms. Rowling explains that during a not so "very happy place" mid way through writing the series, she "started thinking [she] might punish one of them off." In explaining her choice of character, she adds:
"In my absolute heart of hearts of hearts – although I did seriously consider Ron. Anyway, I can tell you it’s a real relief to talk about it."
I’m super glad she didn’t kill Ron! But, throughout the last books, I thought if one of the main characters died, it would be Hermione. I mean, it’s always like ’Let’s ask Hermione, she knows everything!’ so it would be a real shock to Harry and Ron if she went, and they’d have to make their own way without relying on her. It really would have changed the story.
good thing she didn’t. xD
I was so scared for the life of someone from the trio, and I’m glad they made it through. I must agree, killing Ron would definitely change the story radically and the book would have a bigger and stronger impact. In the end, whatever and however she writes, it’s always the perfect way. That’s her beauty.
I’m pretty sure she is saying “polish one of them off”, not “punish”.
Kill RON???? Geeze, I’m still not over Hedwig or Dobby!!! O.O
It would’ve made for a made for a much more beautiful story if he had gotten killed after The Kiss, but I am so glad she decided otherwise.
Sounds to me like she was thinking of killing him far earlier than DH (mid-series, it says). Seeing how Harry and Hermione generally interact when Ron is not around, I’m sure glad she changed her mind! What would Harry have done without his best mate? And Hermione?
It’s too sad to think about.
No! She can never kill Ron! I’m just extremely glad that she didn’t kill ANYONE of the trio, for that matter! They’re the Golden Trio — always will be. :’)
Oh, and I should say, I really ADORE the relationship between Jo and Daniel! It’s adorable, and I’m glad it’s this strong after a decade! <33
I wonder what the books would have been like if Ron woulkd have died…….. not that I wanted hime to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Agreed, dragonfrog: She’s definitely saying ‘polish one of them off.’ ‘Punish one off’ makes no sense.
I’m not going to lie thats a little shock tbh :O
If she had killed Ron then Hermione could ended up with Draco! Tempting! For a while I was affraid Hermione would die in DH, so happy she didnt. =D
Why on earth would Hermione even look at Draco? He’s treated her with nothing but contempt throughout the stories.
Not tempting at all. Hermione with Draco would … nah..
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