Published On: Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015

Casting of a black Hermione in Harry Potter



JK Rowling, who is the author of Harry Potter, admired to cast a black actress to perform the wizard’s subordinate Hermione Granger in a London play based on the saga on Monday.

Makers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is going to release in June, proclaimed on Monday that the actress Noma Dumezweni, who has born in Swaziland, would perform the character made eminent by Emma Watson in the movie series.

Maker Rowling approved it in a tweet and wrote it as, “brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione.”

Though, a few Twitter users indicated lines from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, in which the role’s “white face was sticking out from behind a tree.”

Some fans write about it as, “As a ‘fan of color’ I see myself reflected plenty in the HP characters, thanks very much”.

“We don’t need silly little ‘concessions’ that draw attention to matters of race in literature and entertainment.” Some were uninterested by the race discussion.

Andrien Gbinigie made a statement as, “People crying about Hermione’s skin color within a fictional universe where people ride brooms to defy gravity. Stay mad,”

When the News broke the fans posted their comments to portray their views and opinions.

The actress, Dumezweni, arrived at British TV show ShamelessDoctor Who and Eastenders  and also a winner of a prestigious Olivier Award for her character in the play A Raisin in the Sun.

This is the seventh and last novel of the series and organized 19 years later than the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with Harry working for the Ministry of Magic, the government of Britain’s Magical community in the saga.

“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,” stated the play’s summary.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.