Interview with the New Golden Trio of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stars James Snyder (Harry Potter), Jenny Jules (Hermione Granger), and Matt Mueller (Ron Weasley) recently got together for an interview with Backstage with Richard Ridge. The upcoming Broadway production features 27 cast members, including the golden trio.
Each of the three actors has found a way to connect to the iconic characters whom they are portraying. Snyder spoke about playing the role of Harry Potter.
There’s something beautiful that happens in finding it ourselves. We get to own these characters. So it’s not me doing Harry Potter. It’s really getting to find parts of me that link into Harry Potter.
Jules gushed about the honor and reputation that come with these magical roles.
We’re lucky. We’re blessed. We’ve got an excellent script. The story is so brilliant and we’re playing these iconic characters.
Snyder used a fun Potter reference for his metaphor in explaining the concept of a two-part play.
It’s like hopping on a Hogwarts Express. You hop on and you go. That two and a half hours goes by for Part One. It ends with an unbelievable cliffhanger, unbelievable and the sound of people going insane once the ‘To Be Continued’ sign pops up. It’s such a great feeling.
Mueller talked about what fans should expect when seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway.
It’s the costumes, the lighting, the script and all of it, but you are hopefully giving people the next chapter of these characters that we’ve all grown to love if we’ve had any contact with these books. It’s a gift and an honor to play these people.
Watch the full interview here!