Geeky pop culture fans, prepare to feel all sorts of emotions, because we've made a very important discovery: two stars from Harry Potter and Game of Thrones are longtime BFFs. Nathalie Emmanuel, who stars as Daenerys Targaryen's right-hand woman, Missandei, on the popular HBO series, counts Luke Youngblood as one of her closest pals. You might remember Luke from his role as Lee Jordan, the Weasley twins' best friend and the most energetic Quidditch announcer at Hogwarts, throughout the Harry Potter films.
So how did this heartwarming connection between Harry Potter and Game of Thrones come to be? Through Disney, naturally! (Seriously, this friendship is a fan's dream come true.) "I met this guy at 10 years old when we played Young Simba and Nala in The Lion King [musical] in London in 1999," Nathalie wrote in an Instagram post for Luke's birthday, adding: "We have been supporting and celebrating each other through this crazy game ever since!!!"
And she's not exaggerating: Nathalie and Luke post about one another on social media all the time, hanging out all over the United States and back home in Britain as well. Luke, who has also starred in TV comedies like Community and Galavant, even went as Nathalie's date to the Golden Globes back in 2014!
Check out some of the pair's cutest pictures. Their friendship is clearly a special one, and it will bring a smile to your face to see your favourite fandoms collide!