Emma Watson meets her older self – and it’s beautiful

No time turner needed for Harry Potter’s Hermione

Emma Watson grew up “our” Hermione Granger in eight Harry Potter films

She just met Noma Dumezweni who plays Hermione 19 years after the movies ended in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.

And it was surprisingly emotional.

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Watson posted photographs on Facebook of herself with Dumezweni and the crew after watching the show and said the production helped her reconnect with the character she played for eight years.

In her own words :

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 xx ‪#‎keepthesecrets‬ ‪#‎19yearslater‬@antoboyle Sam Clemmett Noma Dumezweni @HPPlayLDN

Maybe the night reminded her of times like these?

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Noma responded back on Twitter :

Please, please can we see the two Harrys or two Rons hug?

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Not anytime soon, I’m afraid. Daniel Radcliffe has made his feelings pretty clear about attending “Harry Potter and the Cured Child”.

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Radcliffe explained :

“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.”

Though I have a feeling he’s chomping at the bit :

“I really do want to know what the show’s like and what it’s about ’cause I’ve heard it’s great. To be honest, it seems like it’s going to run for years and years, so after the initial wave of Harry Potter fans has been in and gone maybe I’ll sneak in.”

So, weirdly, lucky ticket holders get to see the new Harry Potter before the “old” one does!

Siobhan O’Shea is a freelance writer. She writes about pretty much everything but especially likes to bring readers’ attention to new tech, marketing, human behavior, and other oddities.