July 8, 2016


Emma Watson Meets Older Hermione at 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Play

Harry Potter Play on Twitter
Harry Potter Play on Twitter

Hermione, Ron and, of course Harry Potter are still living their magical lives 19 years later in the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play in London. And when Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the movies, saw the play on Wednesday, she got to meet older Hermione, a.k.a. actress Noma Dumezweni.

Hermione, meet future Hermione!

She reviewed the play on her Facebook page and had nothing but praise:

"Yesterday I went to see the Cursed Child. I came in with no idea what to expect and it was AMAZING. Some things about the play were, I think, possibly even more beautiful than the films. Having seen it I felt more connected to Hermione and the stories than I have since Deathly Hallows came out, which was such a gift."

"Meeting Noma and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self and have her tell me everything was going to be alright, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting (and emotional)! The cast and crew welcomed me like I was family and Noma was everything I could ever hope she would be. She's wonderful. The music is beautiful."

Dumezweni spouted kind words about meeting younger Hermione too:

Although Watson loved the play, her former Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe says he's holding off on seeing the production. He said on The Late Show:

"I want to see the show. I am genuinely intrigued and I've heard it's fantastic. But I just feel sitting in an audience of what will for most of the near future be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might not be a relaxing way to see a show. So not for the time being."

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