Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Monday, 21 December 2015

JK Rowling Has Shut Down All Those People That Can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t Handle A Black Actress Playing Hermione

JK Rowling Has Shut Down All Those People That Can't Handle A Black Actress Playing Hermione

The Debrief: Check yourselves at the door guys. She's a great actress and that's all that matters.

And so, the most anticipated play in recent memory has been cast.

The Cursed Child, JK Rowling's stage version of the next instalment of the Harry Potter story (which is set to feature Ron, Harry and Hermione as grown-ups) has finally got a cast list. Jamie Parker is set to play Harry, Paul Thornley will play Ron and Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione.

Jamie Parker is set to play Harry, Paul Thornley will play Ron and Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione.
Jamie Parker is set to play Harry, Paul Thornley will play Ron and Noma Dumezweni will play Hermione.

Some people haven't been stoked about the casting of Noma, though. Mainly because (and huge giant eye roll and sigh here), she's black.

Twitter users took to the social media site to air their 'concerns'.

 

JK Rowling, though, her of the excellent shut downs, has something predictably excellent to say on the matter...

 END OF DEBATE PEOPLE.

 

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