Emma Watson is best known for the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie franchise. For a decade, the young actress played a student, and Harry Potter's close friend, in a magical school for young wizards. While the movie franchise has since ended, there is an on-going play in London which is based on the series' eighth book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 26-year-old "Beauty and the Beast" star revealed that she was overwhelmed and very emotional when she watched the show for the first time and learned that Hermione is doing very well.
“I had played that character so intensely up until that point, that to know that Hermione was going to be okay — I know it sounds crazy — but to know that everything turned out all right and everything in the world was okay, that there was someone else carrying her on and carrying her forward … it was just such a relief,” she said.
She also pointed out how Noma, the stage actress playing her old character, embodies Hermione's heart and spirit that she felt the bond between them for playing the role, “It was so strange. It was so emotional seeing Noma’s performance in a way that I had not anticipated at all. She walked in the room and I just spontaneously burst into tears. ...The weird thing is that Noma was a complete stranger, but I felt like I had known her forever. There was just an instant intimacy and connection.”
Watch the interview below!
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