Can you hear that? It sounds like the spirited cries of an entire fandom enthusiastically singing Weasley is our king together in harmony. There's only one thing that could spark such a joyous event: a rare Rupert Grint sighting.
On Wednesday night (August 10), Grint stopped by the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and just like his former Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson before him, he stuck around to meet his older self. The actor formerly known as Ron Weasley hung out and took photos with the cast of Cursed Child, but his gaze obviously lingered on the actor currently known as Ron Weasley on the West End, Paul Thornley.
Since Grint doesn't have a public social media account, we have no way of knowing what the 27-year-old really thought of the production, but judging by his smile, we;s pretty sure he enjoyed watching Thornley's comical interpretation of middle-aged Won-Won.
Back in July, Watson caught an "amazing" preview performance of Cursed Child. "Some things about the play were, I think, possibly even more beautiful than the films," she wrote on Facebook. "Having seen it I felt more connected to Hermione and the stories than I have since Deathly Hallows came out, which was such a gift."
As for the final member of the famed wizarding trio, The Boy Who Lived has no intention of seeing Cursed Child — yet. Daniel Radcliffe previously said he'd probably skip the play because he worried about attracting too much attention. Clearly things worked out just fine for Watson and Grint when they reentered the wizarding world, so DanRad shouldn't have too much trouble.
Maybe Watson and Grint can get a group text going and convince him to see it. This is your chance, Grint; this is your Chosen One mission. Don't let us down!