Rupert Grint Believes Ron & Hermione Split Up; Future Ron Is Unemployed & Unsuccessful On Tinder

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Controversial opinion: I’ve never been able to envision Hermione and Ron staying married for all those years leading up to that Harry Potter Book 7 epilogue. Actually, it’s not that controversial of an opinion, since even J.K. Rowling has said she has her doubts about those two. Turns out that Rupert Grint, who as an actor has clearly spent a lot of time working out Ron’s personality, also doesn’t think Ron and Hermione’s relationship stands a chance of surviving long-term.

In a hilarious HuffPo interview with Grint and three other Harry Potter film alums — Matt Lewis (Neville), Evanna Lynch (Luna), and Katie Leung (Cho) — we get to learn the personal head-canons of each of the stars. So here’s how Hermione/Ron would’ve shaken out, at least according to Grint and company:

Grint: [laughs] I would expect Ron has probably divorced Hermione already. I don’t think that relationship would have done very well.
Lynch: What?!

Like living in his own, low-rent bachelor pad?

Grint: Yeah. Exactly. He’s living on his own, in a little one-bedroom apartment. He hasn’t got a job.
Lynch: Don’t say divorced. Say they’ve split up. They can reconcile.
Grint: Yeah, they’re briefly separated.

Ron is on Tinder doing horribly…

Grint: Yeah!
Lewis: Living in a one-bedroom studio apartment all alone, doing nothing. He lives in Kings Cross, right in that area … Neville works at the school, right? So he’s a professor, just enjoying that. Maybe he’s trying to get Ron a job, man. And he keeps throwing it back in his face, like, “I don’t need your help, Neville; Jesus, just leave it.” And I’m like, “Come on, it’s fine, we’ll sort it out, just trying to get you back into the fold.” Yeah, him and Hermione don’t see eye to eye because I’ve taken Ron’s side in the relationship, obviously. They’ve got everyone split off, friends wise. I don’t know who you guys chose? Did you choose Hermione?
Lynch: Ron!
Leung: No, Ron.
Lewis: Are you Ron as well? Jeez, Hermione is thin on the ground with friends!
Leung: Well, I’ll go with Hermione, then.
Lynch: I think Ron would need more help. Hermione would handle herself better.
Grint: Yeah, he’s in a bad way … Just get me out there. Just get me out of the house.
Lynch: And we’ll get you back together.

Hearing these four write a fan-fiction together about Luna and Neville trying to cheer up a post-divorce Ron … well, it really tugs at the ol’ heartstrings! Somebody get these four to write a movie together, hm?

The best part: Luna and Cho’s envisioning of what they’d do after graduating Hogwarts. According to Lynch, Luna’s future goes like this:

I think Luna would have an adventure documentary series. She becomes a naturalist, and I think she’d travel the world and have a show. I could be a wildlife narrator … [Luna] would prove all her creatures exist. Everyone is so dubious of her, and I’d like her to show they’re real.

And here’s Katie Leung on Cho Chang’s life after school:

Leung: I reckon Cho would probably have become a really successful entrepreneur, and really cold and ruthless … she’s cried all the tears she could cry, and now she’s become real cold and heartless.

What kind of entrepreneur? She runs a tech company? Or a developer who tears down bachelor pads like Ron’s?

Leung: Yeah, yeah, that! Exactly.

I realize none of this is necessarily canon according to Rowling, but I gotta admit — I LOVE IT. What do you all think about the actors’ interpretations of their characters’ futures?

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