J. K. Rowling Nearly Killed Ron Weasley

    HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1, Rupert Grint, 2010. ©2010 Warner Bros. Ent. Harry Potter publishing rights ©J.K.R. Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection

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    What? Widow Hermione? Blockbuster-selling author J. K. Rowling has revealed that she nearly killed off Harry Potter’s best friend, Ron Weasley, in the series. “Midway through, which I think is a reflection of the fact that I wasn't in a very happy place, I started thinking I might polish one of them off, out of sheer spite,” Rowling says in an interview with Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry in the films, for a DVD special feature. Rowling says that although she thought about it, in her “heart of hearts” she wouldn’t have done it.

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