J.K. Rowling Speaks Her Mind on Black Hermione Casting, And It’s Perfect


Black Hermione

Britain will be seeing a black Hermione Grainger very soon onstage, and it’s causing quite a stir among the Potterheads online.

The production team for the upcoming musical Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has just announced their final cast for the Big Three. Thespians Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni & Paul Thornley are set to play Harry Potter, Hermione Grainger, and Ron Weasley respectively.

A number of fans were up in arms with the casting decision, complaining that the powers that be should have “kept” Hermione white. Talk about a major meltdown.

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Potterheads over at Tumblr felt this very, very deeply.

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Out came all the Black Hermione fan art.

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Fans more accepting of diversity celebrated it.

And some gave other people demanding Hermione be white the side-eye.

But what did J.K. Rowling herself say on the matter of “the brightest witch of her age”?

Absolute perfection:

Some detractors persisted. Matt Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the movies, had a winning response.

We wish Noma all the best! Totally looking forward to her bringing our Hermione to life!

 

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