Emma Watson Cried Happy Tears Seeing Hermione’s Future in Cursed Child
A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com. Even after you let go of a character, sometimes the character doesn’t let go of you.

With the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson picked up the role originated by Paige O’Hara in the 1991 animated movie, but she has also been on the other side of that situation — handing off the part of J.K. Rowling’s Hermione Granger to Noma Dumezweni for the London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

In her interview with Entertainment Weekly for this week’s cover story, Watson spoke in depth about the stage show for the first time since watching it this past summer.

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Seeing Hermione alive and well in her middle-age years turned out to be overwhelmingly for the 26-year-old, who had last played the character six years before in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

“It was so strange. It was so emotional seeing Noma’s performance in a way that I had not anticipated at all,” Watson says. “She walked in the room and I just spontaneously burst into tears … 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.”

Check out the full interview with Emma Watson here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices.

Watson noted that Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ended with “a little flash forward,” but she still always felt Hermione “kind of gets stuck in time at 20 years old, 19 years old. … I wanted  to have a future.”

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Although they look very different on the outside, Watson said Dumezweni captured Hermione’s heart and spirit, and they shared a sisterhood through the studious, Muggle-born witch they both helped bring to life.

“The weird thing is that Noma was a complete stranger, but I felt like I had known her forever,” Watson says. “There was just an instant intimacy and connection.”

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Watch 5 minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda combat
Mass Effect: Andromeda is just one month away from release, and publisher Electronic Arts and developer BioWare have started being more liberal with the amount of details and in-depth looks at gameplay they’re sharing online. The latest glimpse at Andromeda comes in the form of a five-minute YouTube video showing off the basics of combat and how the game lets players progress, upgrade weapons, and add new skills. All the core Mass Effect staples are here, including Halo-style firefights and some badass, physics-bending skills straight out of science fiction. … Read more
Never Forget You (18)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17

Summary:  It’s been over a year since Dean has gone to Hell. You used to date Dean, so what would it be like if you ran into him one day?

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 3040

A/N: Once again thank you so much for your patience! I have a lot of things in store, so I’m really excited for what’s to come. Also I am now 10 followers away from 200, so I have two very fun things planned and when we get there I will let you know. I’m super stoked, I love you guys, and Enjoy!

Warnings: talk of pregnancy, mystery character (I can’t wait until you guys figure out who this is), character death (?), Chuck being a jerk (??)

Tags: @drunkwordsss @fangirl1802

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I don’t know how long we had been waiting but it must have been forever. Dean held my hand the whole time…we were both pretty nervous. We were the only two in the room and as we waited I couldn’t bring myself to do anything but stare at the wall.

“Ms. Y/L/N?”

We both stood up and followed the woman back to an empty room. I climbed up on the table and Dean moved his chair so that he could sit closer to me. So we waited until the nurse came back and she took my information and showed me to the bathroom.

When I came back in the room, we waited. We didn’t really talk, but every so often Dean would get a text, quickly looking to see who it was before putting the phone back in his pocket.

“Is it Sam?” I asked.

“Uh…yeah, he asked if I would meet him, help with a case.”

“You just going to ignore him?”

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DAY 3040

Jalsa, Mumbai                   July  27/28,  2016                Wed/Thu  12:49 am

There is a great deal of chatter and more chatter throughout the working period of the day and I wonder where it shall all lead us to. I listen patiently to them all, making my own assessments of the situation, but am overtly concerned and worried and anxious to know where this shall all lead to. Good deeds are done and meant to be talked of by them for who its is done rather than talk of in exhibition. Concepts sound and look brilliant on paper and narration, but will they be replicated for film is another. Creatives get designed by teams that are designated for the job, and they are in numbers throughout the world, but will their creativity ever fructify into what the client or its clientele desire …?

I live within these all day .. and of course the course of medications that continue .. though I must add that the numbers are gradually decreasing and the symptoms of normalcy do appear to be appearing ..

For instance : all these days of heavy dosages of tablets in varied colors and sizes, the first victims I have imagined, are not the viruses or the germs or the infectious infections. It is the appetite. There is lack of desire to eat and eat at all. There is a distaste of everything that wafts past your nostrils, particularly food and those elements that once were your favourite. One of them being ‘saunff’ .. 

I was devouring buckets of them .. well … not exactly buckets, that was a stupid exaggeration, but a sizeable amount in short intervals. That desire was hugely affected. I stopped looking at that jar that housed them inches away from my laptop as I wrote. And suddenly today that taste has emerged with fresh glory within my nostrils and I discover a sudden presence of this wonder, about me.

I have been ‘saunffed’ .. to put it colloquially .. !!

Great vocabulary being discovered and added here do you not think ..? I was reading somewhere that additions of new words in dictionaries, and recognised dictionaries, has never been greater than in this last decade. And the words and expressions that the young are generating are viable property for dictionaries in acceptance.

So what may seem improper language corruptions to many of the old school, the present generation and its lingua is fine to a majority. A majority that spells youth. In our country at least they form almost 65% of the population. We are as you know in India, the largest youth community in the world. We are about 800 million between the age of 16-35. So it is interesting to sit in conversations with them as they expound their visions and their dreams before you ..

And ..

All their projections and analytical visions talk of the next 30 years .. !!

They can .. they have the years behind them ..

I cannot .. for I shall not be around till then .. 

So I listen and assimilate, and I think of the future minus myself. Its good, its practical and its probable.

One sits back and wonders, yes .. but the reality shall not change .. time and time is that, which is of bothersome eventualities .. the speed of action, the rapidity of effort and the quickness of desire needs to be invigorated in us and in me. Then shall what the young expound, make any sense to us.

It is a brilliant time of the times we are in. And I can safely state, as I hope many others would too, that ‘the happiest days of our lives’ shall present themselves in the shortest period of time. And the ones that shall make it shall be our young.

In our times of the young, we lived each moment as though we were going to conquer the world. We genuinely thought that. We were bold and arrogant in our beliefs and deeds. We talked and behaved in the confidence of our utterings. We cared free. We risked free. We demanded free. We got free. But how many of us did convert that free to freedom.

I still seek it. I am certain many others too .. 

To youth then and to the young and to their search, and the achieving of what they look for … may they succeed and value and generate what they visioned .. and may they remain in youth ever .. 

Salutations … !!

Amitabh Bachchan    

PS : there is such great art that emanates from our Ef that I cannot allow it to go unnoticed .. love it and them that make it for all to visit and appreciate ..