Emma Watson Met The New Hermione Granger And Got Emotional

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child recently made its much-anticipated London debut. The theater production, which has actual live owls, focuses on an adult Harry Potter and his youngest son, Albus Severus. The two-part play sold out almost immediately, but one lucky Harry Potter alumni managed to snag some tickets.

Emma Watson, who played the brainy Hermione in the films, recently attended a viewing of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in London’s West End and got pretty emotional. The actress shared a heart-warming Facebook post about how it felt to meet the new adult Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) for the first time.

She said:

“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… I could go on… Here are some pics of me meeting Noma and the crew. Love, E”

Watson shared some snaps of her experience. Here she is posing with Dumezweni.


Here’s Watson and the production’s cast.


Dumezweni and Watson share a loving embrace.


The love and happiness in this picture are enough to make us tear up a little bit! 

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter franchise and picks up 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts (around the time of the epilogue in Deathly Hallows). Though The Cursed Child is a play, the story has been developed into another book.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child hits bookstores and e-reader stores on July 31, and if you’re lucky enough to score some tickets, the play is currently happening in London.