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JKR Quotes: Ron


JKR Quotes: Ron

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Name and Birthday

Ron was the only one of three major characters whose surname never changed; he has been 'Weasley' from start to finish. JK Rowling Official Site

[When is Ron's Birthday?] First of March, in case you're thinking of sending him a card.Comic Relief chat (March 2001)

Middle names: Ginny is Molly, of course, Hermione 'Jane' and Ron, poor boy, is Bilius. World Book Day chat (March 2004)

Romantic Possibilities

[Will Ron ever get a girlfriend?] I'm laughing again... why wouldn't he?! Though he's not doing too well at the moment, is he? But then, Fleur Delacour was really aiming a bit high. Barnes & Noble chat (October 2000)

[Is it just me, or was something going on between Ron and Hermione during the last half of GOF?] Yes, something's 'going on'... but Ron doesn't realise it yet... typical boy. Yahooligans chat (October 2000)

[What happened between Hermione and Viktor Krum during the summer?] Ron would like to know that, too.World Book Day chat (March 2004)


[What are they most curious about?] They are very keen to know whom I'm going to kill. Very, very, very keen. That fascinates me. I think I understand why. They are all really worried about Ron. They've seen so many films where the main character's best friend died [that] I think they have become incredibly wise and know the storyteller's tricks, basically. They know that if Ron died, Harry would have such a grudge, that it would make it very personal. [Are you planning to kill off Ron?] I can't let on too much. CBC Newsworld Interview (July 2000)

It's great to hear feedback from the kids. Mostly they are really worried about Ron. As if I'm going to kill Harry's best friend. Time Pacific Article (October 2000)

General Character Description

Ron is a lot like my oldest friend, who is called Sean and with whom I went to school. I never intended Ron to be like Sean, but he turned out that way. Scholastic Chat (October 2000)

Although I never meant him to be like Sean, once I got Ron onto the page he often behaved like my oldest friend, who is both very funny and deeply loyal. However, there are also substantial differences between Ron and Sean. I have only once set out to faithfully depict a real human being (see Gilderoy Lockhart); everywhere else, though I might have borrowed the occasional real person's characteristic, they are at least 90% imaginary. JK Rowling Official Site

[Now we've seen hormones kick in in this book. Are we going to see Harry becoming even MORE like Kevin the teenager, you know, (does Kevin impression) 'Sirius, huh, I hate you, I wish you were back in Azkaban'?] I think Ron's more like that isn't he? Ron's more Kevinish. Harry's got so many worries, he needs his friends - he can't afford to alienate them. Newsround Interview (July 2000)

Other Ron Comments

As much as Ron loves his father [a wizard who is unusually curious about the nonmagic world], that can also be an awkward thing for a child, to have a particularly unconventional parent. It's plausible that these three kids would get on so well together because they are all to some extent oddities in the world. Time Pacific Article (December 2000)

Ron has to deal with his jealousy. He's made friends with the most famous boy in the year and that's not easy. Newsround Interview (October 2000)

I myself am like Ron because I too am afraid of spiders.Blue Peter interview (March 2001)

[Will Ron ever get on the Gryffindor quidditch team?] Well, he's already there! The question is, whether the new Quidditch Captain will allow him to stay! (March 2004)

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