During ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire‘, we got our first glimpse of romance between Ron and Hermione, as the Weasley sibling was visually jealous of her affections for Viktor Krum. We could’ve seen that jealously go a little further says Stanislav Ianevski, who played Krum.
“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. 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.”
So it sounds as if there would be a kiss or a slow dance between the two – much to the disappointment of Ron, of course. They’d certainly be a mismatched couple, but Ianevski thinks they could’ve worked relatively well.
“I think it’s their little secret, God knows. Well, they did enjoy it. It was obviously difficult for them to understand each other… He wouldn’t really understand much. He would just sit and watch her, sort of observe and protect. Maybe he was, being the world’s best Quidditch Seeker obviously he has a big ego, so he would defend loved ones. I don’t know how far they could go. If the story from the seventh film that David Yates invented extended itself then maybe they would’ve gotten into a fight with Ron, and Viktor would obviously win and then live happily on forever with Hermione.”
But where would this addition to ‘Harry Potter‘ even lead? With everything else going on in the hectic final two films in the franchise, it sounds like this would’ve been a little too much conflict. He also went on to talk about that during filming, plenty of the actors playing students found romance off-set too.
“It was like three different schools coming together for real. We were filming for like 11 months, plus. It was bound to happen. We were like the strong Durmstrang … we had the Durmstrang boys trying to hook up with the Beauxbaton girls.”
So there you have it, the fully fledged love triangle that never was.