[Ed. – He’s sure to be crushed by the news.]
One of the stars of Broadway’s new hit, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” does not want President Trump to see the show.
“No,” Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione, responded Sunday night when asked during the 2018 Tony Awards’ red carpet ceremony if Trump should see the two-part stage play.
“Anybody else, yes,” she added.
Since his election in 2016, some Harry Potter fans have compared Trump to Lord Voldemort, the notorious villain in J.K. Rowling’s renowned series. And while the play is not overtly political, Dumezweni said there are moments in the show that resonate with current events.
“I really do believe that’s why it’s resonating at the moment,” she said. “We, all as human beings, are fighting to be connected. If you’re not seen and not heard, that’s where dangerous stuff happens. That’s where people under the radar do very cruel things.”
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is set 19 years after the seventh installment of Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Dumezweni added that the play utilizes themes that are “very important” right now.