(UPDATE: Check out the Malfoys in the third batch of photos over here.)
Today's Pottermore pics show Ginny's bro/Harry's best friend Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley) and the great Hermione Granger (Noma Dumezweni), along with their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley (Cherrelle Skeete), who is about to start at Hogwarts (like Albus Potter).
Check out individual images below (with their wands!), along with thoughts about the characters from the stars and author J.K. Rowling.
It sounds like young Rose is more like her mother than her father (which, let's be honest, is probably a good thing). As actress Cherrelle Skeete put it, "Rose is ambitious, obviously her mum is Hermione so she's got a lot to live up to. I think they're quite similar in the fact they put a lot of pressure on themselves. And she just wants to do the right thing."
J.K. Rowling added, "Rose is like her mother, but more secure, more grounded. She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply lovable."
J.K. Rowling raved about Noma Dumezweni in the role Emma Watson played in the movies. "I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he'd cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out." She also gets the best wand. Look at that thing -- it's practically a lightsaber.
Paul Thornley said they wanted to find a jumper (sweater) for Ron that is his favorite one and only occasionally gets washed, and he doesn't care much what he wears in the morning. J.K. Rowling said to expect the Ron you remember from the books (and from Rupert Grint in the movies). "Ron in his forties isn't very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more. Paul's so funny and brilliant in the role."
And there's more! Pottermore will share one final first look this week, with images of two more characters from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two." So expect that on Thursday.
This looks so good, we hope it takes off and flies/portkeys its way over to the U.S. for a later run. For now, unless you get tickets in London, the best you can do is pick up the "Cursed Child" script book on July 31, which is both Harry Potter's and J.K. Rowling's birthday.
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