Don’t get us wrong: We love love LOVE Emma Watson as Hermoine Granger (or just about anytime, let’s be real). But we also get majorly stoked when our fave stories and brands get a body positive or inclusive upgrade. Like, hello, it’s practically 2016, and women come in a lot of shapes, shades and sizes, y’know? That’s why you’ll be just as pumped as we were to hear this exciting Harry Potter news.

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The cast for London’s West End production of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will feature 45-year-old Noma Dumezweni in the role of Hermione. The Swaziland-born, British-raised award-winning actress is the first woman of color to take on the much-loved role, which was originally slated for Kim Cattrall.

While the announcement might be new, the idea of Hermione as a black character is one that’s been around for more than a minute (and has been immortalized in many tumblrs‘ worth of fan art). J.K. Rowling is also a fan of the upgrade, tweeting that she “loves black Hermione.”

What are your thoughts on the change? Tweet us your Hermione love @BritandCo!

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