Black Actress Cast in Role of Hermione, Star Wars Sets Records
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Black actress from England cast as Hermione
Fans of the "Harry Potter" books and movies got to know actor Emma Watson, who played the character Hermione.
But a new stage play has cast British actress Noma Dumezweni as Harry's friend, Hermione.
Dumezweni is black, and her family is from Swaziland in Africa.
Dumezweni has an impressive list of credits in theater, film and television.
She won a major award for a role in "A Raisin in the Sun" and performed in a number of Shakespearean roles.
You can see her work in these videos, where she reads sonnets, or poems, by Shakespeare.
Dumezweni will appear in a London play called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" that follows the famous characters 19 years after the books ended. All the actors playing Harry, Ron Weasley and Hermione are adults.
It is scheduled to open next July.
The name Hermione appeared over 225,000 times on Twitter on Monday. Dumezweni was endorsed by J.K. Rowling, the creator of the series.
"White skin was never specified," Rowling replied to a tweet on Twitter. That reply was re-tweeted over 50,000 times.
Star Wars opening sets records
People lined up all week just to see, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The film set a box-office record for a new movie over the weekend.
Star Wars sold almost $250-million in tickets since it opened Thursday night, beating the record set over the summer by "Jurassic World."
Around the world, the movie set a record with $529 million in ticket sales. It is an impressive number, considering the film does not open in China until January.
The Chinese market added $90 million to "Jurassic World's" sales, and "Star Wars" should reach at least that number.
One media analyst called the opening "the Super Bowl, the World Series and the Kentucky Derby all rolled into one perfectly realized movie event."
Most fans and reviewers were happy with the film, giving it a 94 percent "fresh" score on the website RottenTomatoes.com.
Even Hillary Clinton got in on the Star Wars frenzy. At the debate among Democratic presidential candidates Saturday, she ended with "may the force be with you." That is possibly the most famous line from all the Star Wars movies.
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2.Even Hillary Clinton got in on the Star Wars frenzy. At the debate among Democratic presidential candidates Saturday, she ended with "may the force be with you." That is possibly the most famous line from all the Star Wars movies.
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相信《哈里·波特》的粉丝们对扮演赫敏角色的演员艾玛·沃特森（Emma Watson）再熟悉不过了 。
但最近一出舞台剧则选择了英国演员诺玛·杜梅温妮(Noma Dumezweni)来扮演哈里的朋友赫敏 。
杜梅温妮将出演《哈利波特与被诅咒的孩子》这部伦敦话剧 。这部话剧主要讲述《哈利·波特》一书著成19年后这些著名角色的生活 。 此次扮演哈里、罗恩·韦斯莱和赫敏的演员都是成年人 。
周一，在推特的网页上，赫敏这个名字搜索次数超过22.5万 。杜梅温妮是由《哈里·波特》的作者罗琳钦点的 。
罗琳在推特上回复，“我可从没说过赫敏是白人哦 。”该条回复转发次数超过5万 。
一周前，人们就为一睹《星球大战:原力觉醒》排起了长队 。这部电影创下了周末新电影的票房记录 。
这部电影更是在全球影史中创下了5.29亿美元的票房记录 。这部电影将于一月份在中国上映，有望成为史上最卖座的电影 。
粉丝和分析师们对这部电影赞不绝口，更是在 RottenTomatoes.com网站上给出了94分的好评 。
就连希拉里也陷入了星球大战的狂潮里无法自拔 。在周六举行的民主党总统候选人的辩论中，她以“愿原力与你同在”作为结束语 。这可是所星球大战系列电影中最著名的一句台词 。