In a new interview with The Guardian, Dumezweni opens up a little about playing Hermione Granger in the upcoming Cursed Child theatre performance.
Harry Potter chat is officially on lockdown until rehearsals get going in April but Dumezweni declares: “The point is that I, Noma Dumezweni, am busting with pleasure that I’m going to be playing her.”
“Her” is Hermione Granger, bucktoothed and muggle-born. “I loved her when I read the books – and I’m an old reader, not one of the 13-year-olds who’s grown into their twenties. I didn’t grow up with these three from childhood, but I remember meeting them and going: ‘These guys are great.’ She’s great. She’s great, she’s great, she’s great.”