Anthony Boyle and Sam Clemmett Appear on “Popcorn with Peter Travers”!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child actors Anthony Boyle and Sam Clemmett are no strangers to the stage. Now performing their roles as Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Severus Potter, respectively, on Broadway, both Boyle and Clemmett originated the roles on London’s West End. Last month, the actors were interviewed by film critic Peter Travers for the ABC podcast and interview series Popcorn with Peter Travers, in which they talked about Cursed Child, how they got their roles, and more.
The episode in which Boyle and Clemmett were interviewed was released yesterday, June 6. Boyle spoke about his nerves before his first performance as Scorpius, saying that he had “recurring nightmares” over it.
It’s weird, I always thought that the play was amazing from reading it. I thought this is like the most beautifully crafted play written by Jack (Thorne) and John (Tiffany) and J.K. Rowling. It was about three seconds before I went (on) and I thought, ‘oh my God, this is dreadful. This play is going to bomb. I am going to be awful in it.’
Clemmett, meanwhile, spoke of the bond that he shares with Boyle.
We’ve become very, very, very close friends. We pretty much hit it off from the get-go. We had each other to support and help each other through this really, really long, huge process, which was creating this beast.
Both Boyle and Clemmett noted that they were fans of Harry Potter before being cast, and Clemmett even reread the series to play Albus Severus.
It [had] such a profound and very different impact on me. The humanity within these stories is so beautiful. And the richness of these characters had a completely different meaning to me.
You can watch the full interview with Anthony Boyle and Sam Clemmett from Popcorn with Peter Travers below.
Plus, check out some photos from the set!
— Popcorn on ABC (@PopcornABCNews) June 6, 2018
You can find out how to listen to or download the podcast episode of Popcorn with Peter Travers here.
You can find out more information about the Broadway run of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child here.
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