As even the most casual Harry Potter fan knows, the new play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is about to take the London theater scene by storm. The show is currently running previews and will open officially on July 30. Recently, one of the stars of the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson, saw the show and had a fun bonding moment backstage.
Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the films, shared a hug and a chat with Noma Dumezweni, who portrays Hermione in the play. The two had nothing but kind words to say about their meeting, sharing heartfelt photos and sentiments on their social media accounts. Watson said that meeting Dumezweni “was like meeting [her] older self and telling [her] everything was going to be alright” noting that the meeting was “emotional.” Dumezweni couldn’t stop tweeting about the moment, sending out numerous blessings and thanks to Watson.
When asked what she thought of the play, Watson admitted she had no idea what to expect but was blown away by the story. She noted that the play was “beautiful” and that she “felt more connected to Hermione . . . than [she] has since Deathly Hallows came out.”
If you can’t make it to London to take in the play in real life, have no fear. The long anticipated script will be available for purchase the day after “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” opens on stage.