Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about the series ending with Hermione Granger ending up romantically with Ron Weasley.In a new interview in the Sunday Times, conducted by star Emma Watson, Rowling admitted, "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment… that's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."
As "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II" hits theaters this Friday, Harry Potter-ites begin their own journey to the end.
To commemorate the last decade with Harry, Hermione, Ron and all the characters, "Extra" has collected some of the best quotes from the last six films.
Hundreds of Muggles lined up to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint walking the red carpet at the final, star-studded premiere, where Emma told "Extra," "This is almost more emotional for me because I know this is the last premiere I'm doing. This is really the last one."
Emma said her fans would probably be surprised to discover she loves to play ping-pong. "I'm amazing at table tennis. I'm like obsessed. It's kind of a nerdy thing I've been keeping that on the low, and I've been saving it for... [she checks the microphone flag] 'Extra'!"
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe had only two things he wanted to take away from his nine-year experience playing the famed boy wizard.
"I've got the glasses from film one and film seven," the actor told "Extra," adding, "That's all I wanted. I didn't care about the wand or the broom or any of that."
Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint star their final good vs. evil battle in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" -- and Emma admitted, "This one is the darkest of the lot."
"Extra's" AJ Calloway hung out with the kids from Hogwarts at the NYC premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I."
Emma Watson stole the show once again with her adorable short hair, telling Calloway about why she cut it, "I wanted something totally me and not sort of Hermione-ish. I needed something different."
Manhattanite Sarah Jessica Parker was there, too, along with her son, James, who is a big "Harry Potter" fan. "James Wilkie is the biggest fan I know," gushed mama Parker.
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"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson has a hard time believing she's worth nearly $32 million.
Watson, who plays studious Hermione Granger in the hugely popular "Harry Potter" franchise, told British Vogue magazine in their December issue that she found out about her vast fortune at 17, when she had the "money conversation" with her dad. At the time, she made about $75 a week in allowance money.