In anticipation for the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in July, fans are getting a sneak peak of what their favorite Harry Potter characters look like as bona fide grown-ups. The play, which takes place nineteen years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave Hogwarts, is already sold out for months, so staring at these pictures on your computer screen might be as close as you'll get to actually watching live the eighth story in the Harry Potter series.
Yesterday, pictures were posted of Harry, Ginny and their son, Albus. Today we are treated to an all grown up Ron, Hermione, and their daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley, and they look badass as hell. Well, maybe minus Ron. He kind of just looks like Ron.
Ron is played by the very British sounding Paul Thornley.
Hermione is played by Noma Dumezweni. Yes, she is black. Get over it, racists.
And their daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley, is played by Cherrelle Skeete (you can almost hear Hermione demanding their kid's last name be hyphenated.)
The play begins previews later this week and will officially open on the West End on July 31. That same day the script of the play will be released to the public, so it is almost like getting that eighth Harry Potter book that you want so badly. Almost.