Get ’em Rowling!
Some of the most exciting Harry Potter news this year — aside from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Studios in Hollywood — was all the info we’ve gotten about Harry Potter And The Cursed Child!
Well apparently not everyone is on board with the decisions that have been made about making the musical.
Since the play will be set in the future, it will have much older versions of the main characters. On Sunday it was announced that and Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni will play Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Unfortunately, not everyone in the world has an open mind and some people can’t seem to wrap their minds around casting Noma — who is a black Swaziland-born woman — as the main female wizard (below):
We├óΓé¼Γäóre thrilled to confirm Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni & Paul Thornley will play Harry, Hermione & Ron #CursedChild pic.twitter.com/s1rsDbrXMO
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) December 21, 2015
In the films, Granger was famously played by Emma Watson. So — the internet being what it is — there has been quite a bit of backlash online.
The good news though, is that J.K. Rowling responded to the criticism on Twitter by sharing:
We think it’s ABSOLUTELY ridiculous for anyone to be upset about this. The importance of Hermione is her resourcefulness and bravery — NOT skin tone!
What do YOU think of the casting??
[Image via PNP/WENN.]