SPAIN-CINEMA-BRITAIN--WATSONThe magical world of Harry Potter has room for more than one Hermione Granger. So far, officially, we have at least three: The Hermione of J.K. Rowling's novels; Emma Watson of the film series; and now Noma Dumezweni of the sequel play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

The casting of a black actress as Hermione got the Internet in a tizzy, but Rowling gave her blessing and actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) tweeted in defense, "And Neville Longbottom was blonde. I really don't care. Good luck to her."

Emma Watson initially just retweeted that reaction from Matthew Lewis, but on January 2 she added her own enthusiastic support:



Emma is usually too busy calling attention to serious world issues to tweet that many hearts about anything, so it shows her strong level of commitment.

Laurence Olivier Awards - AwardsHere's the play's synopsis, from Pottermore:

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.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.


The play is meant to be staged in two parts -- due to the "epic nature of the story" -- and it debuts this summer in London. And now we know Emma Watson will be attending at least one show. Will you try to see it yourself?

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