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New Year’s Day, an eagle-eyed fan took to Twitter to point out a major flaw in HBO Max’s latest reunion special, “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts.”
In the nearly 2-hour-long doctor’s, a picture of a young Emma Watson wearing Minnie Mouse ears was shown as she talked about her childhood. The only problem: the picture is actually of “Scream 4” star Emma Roberts.
The banner wrote: “GUYS HELP ME THAT IS LETTER EMMA ROBERTS NOT EMMA WATSON,” along with a comparison of the screenshot on the reunion special and a grip by Roberts who shares the same picture on his personal Instagram page way back in February 2012.
Instagram users quickly rolled back on the “American Horror Story” star’s feed for that image and began flooding it with new comments that made fun of the streaming giant’s faux pas. One fan commented, “Nah, it’s Emma Watson,” while another wrote, “They’re all witches!”
HBO later addressed the error in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “Well done Harry Potter fans! You alerted us to an editing error of an incorrectly tagged photograph. New version coming soon,” said the producers.
The special “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts” became available for streaming on January 1, reuniting Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who played the characters Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley across the eight films, respectively. .
Watson, 31, became honest in the reunion, revealing that she had almost left the role after the pressure from the franchise’s popularity had almost become too much to handle. She admitted that during that time in her life she had struggled with loneliness, “That fame had finally hit home in style,” she explained.
“People definitely forget what she undertook and how gracefully she did it,” Tom Felton added.
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The actress also revealed that she had fallen in love with Felton after a counseling session where the child actors were instructed to draw their interpretation of what they thought God looked like.
“Tom had drawn a girl with a backwards cap on a skateboard, and I just do not know how to say it, but I just fell in love with him,” Watson recalled. She clarified that while she and the Draco Malfoy actor “love each other”, the two had never gotten out of the friend zone.
Felton noted the age difference of three years and explained that the difference had made Watson feel more like a sister. “I was very protective of her. I have always had a soft spot for her and it continues to this day.”
Since the “Harry Potter” series, Watson has appeared in breakthrough films such as “Perks of Being a Wall Flower”, “Little Women” and “Beauty and the Beast”. The 31-year-old also received a degree in English literature from Brown University and dedicated time to his activism by becoming a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.