Emma Watson Meets The New Hermione Granger

Hermione x Hermione

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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For one night only, Emma Watson has stepped back into the Harry Potter universe, as she attended a preview of J. K. Rowling's spin-off play The Cursed Child at London's Palace Theatre - and came face to face with the play's 'new' Hermione...

Writing on her Facebook page, Emma 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.'

Written by Skins creator Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, the two-part play picks up the Potter story 19 years after The Deathly Hallows - Harry is now a beleaguered civil servant, whose son Albus is forced to 'struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted,' according to the show's synopsis.

After the show, Emma went backstage to meet the cast, including actress Noma Dumezweni, who plays the older Hermione. Two generations of Hermiones then posed for these magical photos, which have just reignited our love for the Potter franchise for about the seven millionth time...

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Facebook: Emma Watson ©Facebook: Emma Watson

Hermione x Hermione = Hermione squared?

Emma Watson Noma Dumezweni harry potter cursed child
Facebook: Emma Watson ©Facebook: Emma Watson

'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)!' she wrote. '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.'

We've not felt this emotional since seeing that 'Always' scene from Deathly Hallows: Part Two for the first time...

Earlier this year, Watson announced that she would be taking a break from acting to focus on her 'own personal development,' but she won't be vanishing from our screens completely. Fans will soon be able to see her in The Circle opposite Star Wars's John Boyega, and she'll star as everyone's favourite Disney princess, Belle, in the live-action re-make of Beauty and the Beast in March 2017.

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