Unlike the vast majority of young actors, Watson and Radcliffe have no financial reason to ever act again in their lives; they have the freedom to take jobs only because they want them, not because they need to pay the rent.
It’s interesting, then, to see the different motivations behind their choices.
Previously, JK Rowling herself has admitted that she regrets pairing Ron and Hermione together, saying they would have needed relationship counselling and that her heroine should have ended up with Harry. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility.
She said: ‘His beautiful girlfriend is sitting on the other side of the room so no, I don’t think so.
‘My 12-year-old self would say yes, but my 21-year-old self, no.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two premieres in Trafalgar Square tomorrow and the film is released on July 15.
‘We’d just been soaked by an enormous bucket of water which hurt., which we had to pretend we didn’t know was going to happen but we knew was coming.
‘That was equally awkward and weird so both strange situations to be in.