True Story: Harry Potter’s creator nearly killed Mr. Hermione Granger because she was in a bad mood.

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels may have a ton of appeal for kids, but they also contain a lot of mature content. Rowling’s never been one to shy away from killing off important characters like Sirius Black, but it may surprise you to learn that Potter’s creator almost got rid of Ron Weasley. Why? Because she was in a crummy mood.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Rowling explained:

“Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die. Then 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. ‘There, now you definitely can’t have him any more.’ But I think in my absolute heart of heart of hearts, although I did seriously consider killing Ron, I wouldn’t have done it.”

I’m not going to lie: I sort of adore the fact that Rowling almost killed off one of her main characters simply out of “spite.” I’d have much rather had Ron bite the big one instead of Fred Weasley, but I guess someone had to marry Hermione.

Source: The Telegraph via io9

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