Fans of the Harry Potter series almost lost one of their most beloved characters. According to series author JK Rowling she considered killing Ron off with the unforgivable Avada Kedavra curse part way through the series.
During an interview on the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 DVD Rowling tells Daniel Radcliffe:
“I did seriously consider killing Ron.”
Rowling goes on to add:
“Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die,” she says. “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 anymore.’”
Even though Rowling was convinced that at least one of the main character had to die she also revealed that “in my absolute heart of hearts” she couldn’t do it.
Would you have been disappointed if Ron Weasley had bit the bullet part way through the series? It definitely could have opened Harry Potter’s love life up to more confusion and possibilities but a Harry Potter book without Ron Weasley just seems so unimaginable today.