Meeting a famed Hogwarts professor in the flesh can be surreal, but not nearly as surreal as wearing Slytherin attire after doing a performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Over the weekend, Scorpius Malfoy (Anthony Boyle), a.k.a. everyone’s favorite new character, was ecstatic to meet Jim Broadbent, who played Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Broadbent posed with Boyle, Sam Clemmett (Albus Severus Potter), and Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) after seeing the London show on Sunday (August 7). Boyle was definitely excited to meet him, tweeting, “Met an acting legend last night! Jimmy B!” Does this mean Scoripus is part of Professor Slughorn’s exclusive “Slug Club?” Better start making plans to attend his Christmas party later this year, Scorpius.
Though he’s not giving a Cheshire Cat grin in the above photo, he gave an adorable one later, which Cursed Child’s movement captain Nuno Silva shared on Twitter. Too freaking cute. Team Scorpius for life.