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Rupert Grint

J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!

Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly.

The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place," she for a short time thought about killing Harry's best friend and Hermione's true love, played by Rupert Grint in the movies based on her books.

The revelation comes in a feature on the home-video release for