In 2007 she told an audience in New York that she “always thought” that Albus Dumbledore, the wizard and headmaster of Hogwarts School, was gay.
Pamela Ingleton, an academic who has written about Rowling’s habit of revealing more about her stories after their publication, said some passionate Harry Potter fans felt angry that she was “entering on their territory”.
"We were both just like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe we have to do this. Really awkward.' So I could take comfort in the fact that Rupert felt the same way.
Ron's relationship with Lavender ended soon after, and both he and Hermione were more content for it.
The 23-year-old actress said: "I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy." Many Harry Potter devotees reacted with horror to the suggestion that two of their best loved characters were not meant to be together.
Writing on Muggle Net, a popular fan site, one said: “What? Ron and Hermione's relationship is wonderful because it is far from perfect at the beginning of the series and slowly (and ingeniously) develops into my favourite couple in the whole series!
Hermione received The Tales of Beedle the Barda book of children's stories written in runes. Hermione sets a group of charmed birds on Ron in one of my favorite moments ever from the book. Hermione began planning for her journey with Harry and Ron immediately.
By this time, Ron was visibly disillusioned with his relationship with Lavenderwho had become possessive of him and called him by the annoying nickname " Won-Won. On his birthday, Ron eats some chocolate cauldrons which have been spiked with love potion by Romilda Vanewho intended them for Harry.
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However, in attempting to capture them, Xenophilius made the Erumpent horn in his living room which he had insisted was a Snorkack horn, much to Hermione's annoyance explode, giving the trio the chance to hide just as Death Eaters Selwyn and Travers arrived.
Though she disapproved of Hagrid's penchant for collecting dangerous petsshe tended to more pro-actively support him in his efforts to care for them than Harry and Ron, as when Hagrid was attempting to appeal the execution of Buckbeak and raise his half-brother Grawp.
Ms Ingleton, who is writing a Ph D on theories of authorship and social media at Mc Master University in Hamilton, Ontario, in Canada, said Rowling had added details to her characters in “interview after interview”. She wants to be the one we depend on for information so that readers become reliant on her authority.” The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.