Draco Malfoy Looks Absolutely Terrifying In New Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Photos
The final pair of principal characters in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has finally been revealed, and we’re feeling a pull to the dark side.
Everyone’s favorite “misunderstood” Slytherin, Draco Malfoy, and his young son, Scorpius, can officially join the Potters and the Granger-Weasleys as Pottermore’s final family portrait reveal before previews for the forthcoming London stage play and eighth Harry Potter story begin next week. And these two look as comfortable together as Draco and his father Lucius.
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Young Scorpius (Anthony Boyle) looks absolutely terrified of his father Draco (Alex Price), which is everything you want in a Malfoy father-son relationship. However, there’s something fragile about the look Scorpius is giving us here. He looks unsure of himself, which might suggest that he’s more tenderhearted that his dear old dad.
However, if there’s one thing he inherited from his dad, it’s his sharp sense of style. “He’s wearing the official Hogwarts uniform before you go and get sorted into your house,” Boyle told Pottermore. “He’s a Malfoy so his clothes should be really expensive but quite constraining to make him feel a bit awkward.”
Suspiciously absent from this touching family photo is Draco’s wife, Astoria Greengrass. While this could suggest that she’s a minor character—perhaps even unseen—it also could have deeper implications. Staying married to a Malfoy is undoubtedly a struggle, so could Scorpius come from a broken home? Or might Astoria’s absence be slightly more morbid?
Either way, we’re still holding out hope that Scorpius will befriend Albus Potter and Rosie Granger-Weasley at Hogwarts. After all,Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, so maybe house rivalries aren’t as intense as they used to be. It’s not like we even know what houses Scorpius, Albus, and Rosie will be sorted into. Just look at poor Scorpius—does he look like a Slytherin to you?