Monday, 10 February 2014

J.K. Rowling’s interview with Emma Watson discusses new projects, characters’ relationships and more

[Updated: You can now read the full interview on J.K. Rowling’s official website]

In an interview in Emma Watson’s guest edit of ‘Wonderland’ magazine, J.K. Rowling discusses the concept and inspiration for her upcoming projects, which include writing a screenplay on the life and adventures of Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and collaborating on a theatre production set during Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and outcast.  The article also revealed more about J.K. Rowling's thoughts on the relationship between Hermione, Harry and Ron.

On Wednesday, we asked you for your thoughts about the author’s revelations on the relationship between Hermione and Ron. We were fascinated to read your responses.

Some feel that Ron and Hermione are a fundamentally incompatible couple, but many agree with the sentiment voiced by both Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling at the end of the interview: that in the end, an ‘uptight’ person like Hermione needs a relationship with someone who ‘takes life, or appears to take life, a little more light heartedly’.

In the interview, J.K. Rowling also discusses Hermione’s role as the heroine of the Harry Potter series.

It is her strength, loyalty and bravery that make her a true Gryffindor, but what do you think Hermione’s bravest moment was throughout the seven books? Vote in the poll below, or share your thoughts with your fellow Pottermore users on our Facebook page if you have an account, or on Twitter using #Pottermore.

Spoiler Warning: If you have not read all the books in the series then this poll below may contain information that could spoil your enjoyment of later books.
[Updated: Book 7 - Erasing her parent's memories to keep them safe was voted Hermione's Bravest moment with 71.7% of the votes]