Emma Watson Voices Support For Actress Playing Hermione Granger In Harry Potter Play


Emma Watson, the actress that played Hermione Granger in all 8 Harry Potter films, took to Twitter today to offer her support to Noma Dumezweni, who will be the next actress to inhabit the role of the thoughtful, know-it all witch when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play opens later this year.

"Can't wait to see Noma Dumezweni as Hermione on stage this year," Watson tweeted.

Watson's response comes two weeks after Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling addressed the Internet outcry concerning the casting of Dumezweni. Rowling pointed out that there is nothing in the canon of her books that explicitly describes Hermione as white, black, or otherwise, and stated that she “loves black Hermione.”


We’re thrilled to announce Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni & Paul Thornley will play Harry, Hermione and Ron. For more information about our cast, visit HarryPotterthePlay.com/about #CursedChild

Posted by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Sunday, December 20, 2015

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens at London’s West End in late May.

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    • TGS808
    • 282 Posts in 14 Months

    100% horse shit. Hermione is white. Always has been. Even JK can't spin this. It's just a PC mess.

    • Katniss
    • 84 Posts in 20 Months

    Some white folks are so damn stupid. Smh.

    • Valdez
    • 4 Posts in 17 Months

    Since when was it surprising for theater to change the race of characters? 

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 26 Months

    It ain't exactly the movies so really who cares? Good luck with the play, hope its good.

  1. J.K. Rowling was compelled to chime in: "Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione

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