Meeting her match! Emma Watson might have been seeing double on July 7 after meeting Noma Dumezweni, the actress who plays Hermione Granger in the upcoming London play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Emma played the Muggle-born witch in eight "Harry Potter" films.
To say that she was impressed with her on-stage counterpart would be an understatement.
"Yesterday I went to see the Cursed Child. I came in with no idea what to expect and it was AMAZING," she wrote on Facebook. "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."
After the show, Emma met up with the cast and shared several images backstage.
"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)!
Emma continued, "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…"
Noma seemed equally as thrilled about the Hollywood visit.
"@EmWatson It really was quite emotional to be in your company... " she tweeted after the show. "And Thank you 4 your lovely self. We spoke of you with MAJOR respect!"
The play is set 19 years after the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book ended.
Whether other members of the film's cast will turn out for the play remains to be seen. However, one person that has said he won't see the play is Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who played the famous wizard.
"Jamie Parker's a wonderful actor, and I'm very, very happy to see him playing me," he told Stephen Colbert as to why he won't see it. "I just feel like sitting in an audience that will, for the most part of the near future, be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might not be a … relaxing way to see a show."
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