Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates was all ready to throw oil on the fire of #RonWeasley's jealousy! Yates wanted more love triangle drama between Ron, Hermione, and her Bulgarian suitor Viktor Krum, actor Stanislav Ianevski revealed, telling EW’s Binge:
"He [Yates] invented a new story that wasn’t in the books, a love triangle between Viktor Krum, Hermione, and Ron, but that was cut out of the film because it obviously didn’t fit with all the horrible things that happen in the last book."
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"We did a new dance scene, I sort of stole [Hermione] from Ron. She remembered our old times, Viktor was acting like a gentleman again, happy to see her, she was happy to see him. Ron was sitting on the side, was jealous, and then Viktor took her to the dance floor."
It's nice that the decision was overturned to be more in keeping with the books, in which Krum turns up at Fleur and Bill's wedding and makes Ron a little jealous. Ianevski joked that it would have been funny if Krum had "gotten into a fight with Ron, and Viktor would obviously win and then live happily on forever with Hermione." Cocky fellow!
Who would make a better partner for Hermione?
We'll always love you, Hermione — especially for this scene!