Fan spots major mistake in Harry Potter reunion: it was Emma Roberts in childhood photo, not Emma Watson
A social media user noticed a crucial error in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, a special reunion that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The reunion special is airing on Amazon Prime Video in India and was made available on January 1.
He brought back most of the main cast of the film series, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. During a segment on how the three actors were chosen in their respective roles of Harry, Hermione and Ron, a photo of a little girl wearing Minnie Mouse ears was shown on screen, bringing the viewers assuming it was a very young Emma Watson.
But Twitter user @ vee_delmonico99 shared that it was actually actress Emma Roberts’ childhood photo. And we confirmed it. In 2012, Roberts shared the photo on his Instagram profile with the caption, “Minnie Mouse Ears!”
– (@ vee_delmonico99) January 1, 2022
While we can see the resemblance between the childish versions of the two Emma’s, it’s hard to understand how those who made Return to Hogwarts such a mistake. That goof is up there with the presence of a modern coffee mug in the near-medieval world of Game of Thrones in the show’s final season.
Fans reacted with surprise and disbelief.
A Twitter user called Wensley Garbell wrote: ‘THEY PUT THE FAMOUS PHOTO OF EMMA ROBERTS AT THE MEETING THAT ALMOST EVERYBODY THINKS IT IS EMMA WATSON. WHAT IS THE REAL F ***. I CAN NOT BELIEVE.
TheSuperKim tweeted: “But my God, couldn’t the producers / writers / anyone check the facts? They showed a photo of young Emma Roberts thinking it was Emma Watson.
@HPANA tweeted: “Can’t decide if this was on purpose to generate hateful views (for promotion) or if this was a hilarious mistake on Warner Bros.’s part in producing their Harry Potter retrospective: They used a photo of actress Emma Roberts as a child instead of Emma Watson.
While Emma Watson is also known for films such as Beauty and the Beast and The Benefits of Being a Wallflower, Emma Roberts is best known for her television work, especially American Horror Story and Scream Queens. She has also been part of films such as We’re the Millers and The Hunt.
Earlier last year, Roberts welcomed a baby boy with her boyfriend, actor Garrett Hedlund. She was last seen in the movie Holidate last year. On television, her last role was American Horror Story: 1984, in 2019.
Watson was last seen in the 2019 movie Little Women, with the exception of Return to Hogwarts.