J.K. Rowling Confesses: Hermione Should Have Ended Up with Harry, Not Ron

Hold on to your Sorting Hats, Potterheads: J.K. Rowling has just rocked your world.

In a new interview, the Harry Potter author, 48, admits she regrets not having Harry and indispensable friend Hermione Granger get together at the end of the series, rather than Hermione and fellow BFF Ron Weasley.

Rowling’s interviewer? None other than Hermione herself, AKA Emma Watson, who played the brainy heroine in all the Potter films.

Daniel Radcliffe & Rupert Grint Are Good Friends, But 'Lazy Texters'

There’s no bad blood between Harry Potter costars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Despite an interview that Radcliffe recently did that “was blown out of proportion,” the Woman in Black star says he and Grint, 23, are “very, very good friends.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: PEOPLE Critic's Review

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All seven previous films in the Harry Potter series faithfully executed the magical minutiae of J.K. Rowling’s books. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the first to re-create the feeling of reading them.

Grim, beautiful and unabashedly emotional, this is nearly as satisfying an end to the saga as a fan could wish for (even with some subtle deviations from the book) as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) faces the evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe Bid Final Farewell to Harry Potter

Saying goodbye is never easy – especially for Muggles.

As hundreds of fans cheered them on, the Harry Potter trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint walked the red carpet together for what may be the last time ever at the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 Monday night in New York City.

Rupert Grint: Kissing Emma Watson Was Just 'Okay'

Rupert Grint does not count himself among the massive number of males who probably want to smooch Emma Watson.

“It was actually okay,” Grint, 22, said of his onscreen kiss with Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which opened in theaters Friday. “It was just the anticipation. Neither of us were looking forward to it.”

Grint does, however, acknowledge that may seem a bit unbelievable to most fans.

Harry Potter Stars Ready to Move On

Think of what it must be like to leave high school after 10 years: happy, yet melancholy.

That, at least, were the mixed emotions coming from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as deduced by Entertainment Weekly earlier this summer, as the acting trio wrapped up the final two Harry Potter adventures.

Rupert Grint: 'I Watched My Sex Scene with My Parents'

If only there were a magic spell to make yourself disappear.

Rupert Grint, who’s played Harry Potter’s devoted pal Ron Weasley onscreen for the past nine years, recently watched his first-ever sex scene in a movie – with his parents at his side.

Daniel Radcliffe Wants to Be a Dad

Looks like Hogwarts should be prepared for a whole new generation of wizards.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 20, says that once the successful sorcerer’s saga is over, his biggest project will be starting a family … at some unspecified point in the future.

Caught in the Act!

• Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, arriving in “disguise” to the U.K.’s Reading Festival to check out the punk band Gallows. The Harry Potter stars sported matching helmets and goggles – think old-school biker style! – as they cheered from the side of the NME/Radio 1 stage. Earlier in the day, the costars met up with Frank Carter, the band’s frontman, for a chat and some photos in an outdoor VIP area.

Rupert Grint Calls Swine Flu 'Quite Scary'

Rupert Grint has recovered from the swine flu after spending a few days in bed – and overcoming some fears.

“It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu,” the actor, 20, told reporters at a press conference for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in London. “I thought, ‘Am I going to die?” added Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the film. “But it was just like any other flu, really.”

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