After already releasing the first images of both the Potters and the Granger-Weasleys over the past few days, the most recent marketing campaign for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the upcoming eighth installment in the beloved Harry Potter franchise, has continued today as well with our first official photos of the Malfoys, with actors Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) being seen in costume for the first time.
Similar to the Granger-Weasleys as well, it seems like everyone involved in the play have been very tight-lipped about what their characters’ stories or roles are in it, other than what its basic plot synopsis tells us, which makes these two characters particularly interesting players in the Cursed Child story. But at least now, we know what they’ll look like, right?
Check out the images below:
Alex Price talked about what it was like getting into the Malfoy character as well, who was originally played by Tom Felton in all of the eight films:
“Jack Thorne’s script. Start right there. And there’s obviously a massive history of books to draw on. You could tie yourself in knots worrying about it. But our first job is to serve this play and J.K. Rowling’s characters as best we can… The world outside has been brilliantly marshalled and been kept away from us by our producers. It’s only slowly starting to rear its head now and it’s intimidating, a little scary, but also very exciting because Jack is such a brilliant writer and he’s taken the story into a great place 19 years later, particularly for Draco.”
So it seems like Harry Potter’s old school nemesis may have more to do in Cursed Child than we might have thought, which can only make you wonder how much we’re actually going to see of the other supporting characters from the books and films, outside of just Harry’s family, and the main trio.
Boyle shared his excitement for the role and the play as well, adding:
“It was such a game changer, as soon as I saw it, it was like, ‘Okay, I’m playing Scorpius Malfoy – this is real now.’ That was such a big moment… He’s wearing the official Hogwarts uniform before you go and get sorted into your house. He’s a Malfoy so his clothes should be really expensive but quite constraining to make him feel a bit awkward. You can just feel the excitement in the building. We’ve been in the Palace Theatre for over four weeks now which is where we can do all the things you couldn’t do in the rehearsal room. We just can’t wait to show it to everyone.”
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of Draco’s look here, and the ponytail in particular just seems a bit too reminiscent of Lucius for my tastes, especially since I think that the series ended with Draco becoming a much different person than his father ever was. Price is certainly bringing a bit of a sinister look to the character in the photos here as well, which can only make me wonder what his interactions and dynamics will be like with the other characters in the play. I’m putting my trust in Jack Thorne and Rowling with the continuation here, but I hope that that at the very least, Draco hasn’t just reverted back to his school day ways in it. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see though.
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