Harry Potter star Emma Watson felt she was “meeting her older self” as she embraced the actress who plays Hermione in JK Rowling’s new stage play.
Watson portrayed school swot Hermione Granger in eight films and now Noma Dumezweni is starring as an older version of the character in Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in London’s West End.
Watson posted photographs on Facebook of herself with Dumezweni and the crew backstage after watching the show.
She wrote: “Yesterday I went to see the Cursed Child. I came in with no idea what to expect and it was amazing. 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 all right, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting – and emotional!”