Some People Are Not Happy With New Black Harry Potter Casting. Here’s J.K. Rowling’s response.

In case you missed it, on Sunday night it was revealed that actor Noma Dumezweni has been cast as Hermione Weasley in the upcoming West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Though Hermione was played by Emma Watson in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s series, it has been pointed out that the character’s race was never specified in the books.

On twitter, some people were upset, criticizing the choice as a departure from the original casting, which featured Emma Watson.

But JKR has now taken to Twitter to express her feelings about the new Hermione.