Sunday, May 21 was the final performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the original cast. And two of the actors created a bit of a special moment to say farewell.
Those in attendance at The Cursed Child on Sunday night report that Rose (Cherrelle Skeete) went in for a kiss on Scorpius’ (played by James Le Lacheur, the understudy*) cheek. As we see in the script book, the two characters show a vague interest toward one another a couple times during the play. At the end it becomes clear that Scorpius might be interested in
Albus Rose, but the two characters never kiss. He only invites her to the dance.
That changed in the actors’ final performance. Check out these tweets:
It's 2017 and Trump became President and an audience cheered at a Scorose kiss. Anything is possible.
— Cristina (@cristina__gia) May 21, 2017
She went in for a lip kiss and then grabbed his tie and spun him around and kissed his cheek.
— The Rowling Library (@rowlinglibrary) May 21, 2017
Cursed Child superfan Cristina, whose tweet is above, tells me that Cherrelle had been teasing a potential kiss for a while. She says Act 4, Scene 14 had gotten more playful in recent months between the Scorpius and Rose actors. The kiss, Cristina says, comes off as a playful moment in which Rose is hinting that their potential relationship is in her hands.
It was an exciting moment for Scorose shippers — these people have been eager to see some love. Good for them. We Scorbus shippers are jealous.
*Unfortunately lead Scorpius actor Anthony Boyle was ill and couldn’t perform in what would’ve been his final performance. Major bummer!