JK Rowling Thinks It's Great A Black Woman Will Be Playing Hermione
If you love "Harry Potter" as much as I do, you've most definitely heard about the new play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
This live-action performance will apparently pick up right where “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” left off and will focus on Harry Potter's son, Albus Severus.
ARE YOU EXCITED OR WHAT? Sh*t's gonna get crazy. I know it.
JK Rowling recently shared a few details about what to expect from the play, but more information was just released. *GASP*
The play's official website just revealed the production selected Noma Dumezweni, a black actress, to play Hermione Granger.
When a "Harry Potter" fan asked JK Rowling on Twitter what she thought of the casting choice, Rowling shared her thoughts on the matter.
The author said she "loves black Hermione" and noted Hermione's skin color was never specified.
Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione https://t.co/5fKX4InjTH — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 21, 2015
In addition to Dumezweni, Jamie Parker will be playing Harry and Paul Thornley is going to be Ron. CONGRATS, YOU GUYS, SO PROUD OF YOU ALL.
In a statement on Pottermore, Rowling said,
I'm so excited with the choice of casting. I can't wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring the adult Harry, Hermione and Ron to life on stage next summer.
Cool, so when can I buy my ticket? I need to see this play IMMEDIATELY, and I think I'll go unconscious if I have to wait any longer.
Oh and, Noma, girl, you're gonna KILL it.