Unless you hop on a broomstick and head across the pond, chances are it’ll be a while before you get to experience Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in person.
For those who can’t experience the magic on stage, the good news is, there’s still a way to familiarize yourself with some of the new characters thanks to the positive reviews pouring in from critics, and some fun behind-the-scenes clips!
The official Cursed Child Twitter recently released a short interview with Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius, that gives us a great look into what it’s been like growing up with Draco Malfoy as a father.
It turns out, Scorpius has actually lead a pretty lonely life, having grown up in isolation at the Malfoy Manor.
“[He] hasn’t really spoken to anyone who’s in his peer group,” explains Boyle in the video. “He’s just been alone with his books, reading about Harry Potter and Albus and all of these different people.”
Despite his solitary childhood, Scorpius’ life quickly takes a turn when he boards the Hogwarts Express for the first time and meets none other than Albus Severus.
“Suddenly, Albus comes into the carriage, and it’s the first time [Scorpius] has ever socialized with someone from his peer group without a family member or a supervisor there,” continued the actor. “So he has a bit of a panic and just wants to be his friend immediately.”
Boyle also went on to tease that Scorpius may get off to a rocky start with Hermione and Ron’s daughter, Rose, but not for the reason you might expect!
“She thinks he’s a bit odd because he is, but Albus quite likes him,” said Boyle.
Like many Harry Potter fans, we haven’t had the opportunity to experience Cursed Child in script or play form. Even so, just like Harry, Ron, and Hermione, it sounds to us like Scorpius, Albus, and Rose have all the makings for a great trio!