Yesterday, we shared photos of the Potter-Weasley family, released by Pottermore as a sneak-peak at the upcoming play, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. Pottermore has graced us yet again with portraits of the Granger-Weasley family. While some fans were angered and disappointed that the actress Noma Dumezweni (pictured above, center) bears no resemblance to Emma Watson (who portrayed Hermione in the films), both Watson and J.K. Rowling have backed Dumezweni.
“…Brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione”, wrote Rowling on her twitter. Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), pointed out that in the books, Neville was blonde- yet fans didn’t react to his portrayal, despite has brunette locks. If J.K. Rowling and the stars of the Harry Potter films think that the ‘Cursed Child’ stars are appropriately cast, then they probably are.
My point is, I am just as excited as the next Harry Potter fan to see the latest portraits of the smart-goofy family combo.
Cherrelle Skeete will play Ron and Hermione’s daughter, Rose. She is super excited for her first day: “Putting on my uniform, ready to go to Hogwarts, and seeing everyone else in their uniform was exciting. I’ve been… waiting for the day I can get on the Hogwarts Express.”
According to J.K. Rowling, Dumezweni “gets Hermione inside and out.”
“Ron in his forties isn’t very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more,” Rowling said of Paul Thornley, who plays Ron. We definitely don’t want Ron to change too much in old age!
All image courtesy of Pottermore.