Harry Potter Reunion Confuses Emma Watson, Emma Roberts

Mistake has since been corrected
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2022 2:40 AM CST
Updated Jan 5, 2022 5:18 AM CST
Harry Potter Reunion Confuses Emma Watson, Emma Roberts
Emma Watson poses for photographers at The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, London, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.   (AP Photo/Scott Garfitt)

When Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts premiered on HBO Max on New Year's Day, the reunion special confused one of its biggest stars with another actress who has a similar name. During a segment in which Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the movies, talks about falling in love with the Harry Potter books as a child, a photo of a young Emma Roberts was shown on screen, BuzzFeed reports. Viewers pointed out the error (Roberts had posted the photo of herself as a youngster to social media back in 2012) and producers quickly fixed the mistake, Entertainment Weekly reports. Watson's wasn't the only slight: producers also mixed up the names of James and Oliver Phelps, the real-life twins who play twins Fred and George Weasley in the movies. (More Harry Potter stories.)

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