'Cursed Child': Meet the Malfoys in Final First Look Photos
Pottermore just shared the final first look photos to tease "Cursed Child," which starts previews June 7 in London. The story picks up 19 years after the main story of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," following the next generation at Hogwarts. Two days ago we got our first looks at Harry, Ginny, and their son Albus in character; yesterday, we saw the adult Ron and Hermione, with their daughter Rose. Today we have the new Draco Malfoy, played by Alex Price, with Anthony Boyle as his son, Scorpius Malfoy. (No wife/mom? What's that story?)
Check out these individual photos:
Scorpius doesn't look too mean, he may even be a nice kid, and scared of his own dad. Everyone should be scared of this Draco Malfoy -- look at that wand, it's like a prison shank! He is ready to cut you just for looking at him.
Author J.K. Rowling is a big fan of the Malfoy casting, saying via Pottermore, "I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!" However you may be familiar with her gentle exasperation with the love for film actor Tom Felton's Draco Malfoy, since she wishes girls weren't so drawn to "bad boy" types. She teased of the new guy, "I've got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men."
Apparently Anthony Boyle is not a natural blond, so when he got his new hair, he said, "It was such a game changer. As soon as I saw it, it was like, "'Okay, I'm playing Scorpius Malfoy – this is real now.' That was such a big moment."
So many big moments are ahead for this group. The play is opening soon in London, and the rest of us can check out the script book when it's released on Harry Potter's and J.K. Rowling's birthday, July 31.
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