The author reiterated in the interview what she's pointed out before: Hermione's skin color was never mentioned in the books.
"I had a bunch of racists telling me that because Hermione 'turned white' -- that is, lost color from her face after a shock -- that she must be a white woman, which I have a great deal of difficulty with,"
Well said. I don't understand why she is getting mad that fans can pick up on Hermione being white when that is clearly how she imagined her when she wrote the books. I just find her lacking class when she turns against the fans for that. Like you said she could still be supportive of the actress without being dishonest.
Rowling is simply trying to stay relevant. It's the same thing where she tweeted or whatever that Dumbledore was gay. Was it in the books? no. Does it keep her name in a contemporary societal conversation? yes. She can't seem to let it die in peace, rather has to make offshoots to the series and future books. She is going to George Lucas her own franchise.
That 'being' a colour is still a thing is why we're all going to hell.
*beep* colours. If you've got air in your lungs, you can play the *beep* part.
Because everything has to be PC. That's assuming she has control over her press. I'm sure people can be quite deceptive when relaying a message. Even if the actress that played hermione in The Cursed Child is black doesn't mean that we have to see the character as black.
well, in the books she is described as having bushy brown hair and brown eyes. therefore. I suppose it isn't too much of a stretch to see her as black girl, whereas it would be quite difficult to picture her as one if says the books had described her as blonde and blue eyed or something. I mean, bushy brown hair and brown eyes could fit a black girl quite well.