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J.K. Rowling Slams Critics of Black Actress Playing Hermione

J.K. Rowling Slams Critics of Black Actress Playing Hermione

J.K. Rowling has taken to her Twitter account to defend the casting of a black actress in the role of Hermione Granger in the upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

English actress Noma Dumezweni has been cast as an adult Hermione in the play, which will be the eighth story in the franchise.

“Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione,” the author and playwright tweeted.

J.K. also sent some love to fans who praised the casting of Noma.

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