"Harry Potter" creator JK Rowling said she made a mistake in not pairing Hermione Granger with Harry Potter, instead of Ron Weasley.
Yeah, you could say it's a slow news day.
Emma Watson -- who played Hermione in the incredibly successful movies -- interviewed Rowling for entertainment magazine Wonderland. The issue featuring the interview doesn't come out until Thursday, but Britain's Sunday Times published excerpts of the interview in a front-page story, "JK admits Hermione should have wed Harry."
"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment," Rowling said. "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very 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."
"I know, I'm sorry," she said. "I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I'm absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people's hearts by saying this? I hope not."
Like I said ... Slow. News. Day.
"I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy," Watson says in the interview.
That's it -- pile on to poor Ron, why don't you?
We discovered Hermione and Ron were married in the epilogue of the seventh and final book -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," published in 2007. The couple also had two kids, Rose and Hugo.
Rowling said two years ago she even considered killing Ron off.
"Funnily enough, I planned from the start that none of them would die. Then midway through, which I think was a reflection that I wasn't in a very happy place, I started thinking I might punish one of them off. Out of sheer spite," she said, during a conversation with Daniel Radcliffe for the DVD extra feature for "Deathly Hallows." (Radcliff, of course, played Harry in the movies.)