Rupert Grint Doesn’t Believe Ron And Hermione Lived Happily Ever After
Last weekend, several former wizards met up at Universal Orlando for the third annual Harry Potter celebration. Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) reunited to chat all things Harry Potter, with Lewis rockin’ some serious facial hair.
The five actors sat down with The Huffington Post, and Grint dropped some major truth bombs that’s going to upset a LOT of people.
When asked what they’d tell J.K. Rowling if she wanted to know where they’d see their characters after the series ended, Grint didn’t hold back: “I would expect Ron has probably divorced Hermione already. I don’t think that relationship would have done very well.”
Hold the wand. You mean to tell me this young relationship fans watched (and read) happening for years on end—rooting for the two to work—was going to end in sadness and despair? Seriously? I wonder what Emma Watson would have to say about this.
While Watson wasn’t there to voice her opinion, Lynch uttered what we’re all thinking right now, “What?!” She later added, “Don’t say divorced. Say they’ve split up. They can reconcile.” And this is why we love Luna.
But Grint had it all planned out. “[Ron’s] living on his own, in a little one-bedroom apartment. He hasn’t got a job.” He and interviewer Aaron Sagers joked about Ron’s failure to find ~love~ on Tinder. But thankfully, Lynch’s comment about reconciliation did prompt Grint to say Ron and Hermione were “briefly separated.” Fine, we’ll take that over flat out divorce any day of the week.
As for the other actors, their characters’s futures were a little brighter, sorta. Lynch thinks Luna would have her own adventure documentary series, traveling the world and proving all these fantastic beasts (see what I did there?) were real.
Leung believes Cho grew up to be a super successful entrepreneur, but a cold-hearted one, because “she’s cried all the tears she could cry, and now she’s become real cold and heartless.” Damn, girl.
Lewis knows Neville is happily a professor, but he keeps trying to get Ron a job. He also took Ron’s side over Hermione’s when their relationship cracked. And that’s when Watson probably wishes she were at the event, because both Lynch and Leung originally said they’d choose Ron’s side, too—mostly because Ron would need more help dealing with this difficult situation than Hermione would.
Either way, we’re not feeling this Ron and Hermione breakup idea, so let’s all just pretend Grint never said anything, OK?