The long-awaited Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts hit screens on New Year’s Day – and while fans were ecstatic about the return of their favourite trio, they were quick to pick up on an “embarrassing” blunder.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint re-joined forces and welcomed stans back to where it all began for the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter franchise.
A wholesome photo of a young girl wearing Minnie Mouse ears appeared on the screen during a segment where Watson, who played Hermione Granger, was reminiscing back to her childhood.
The problem? It wasn’t Emma Watson. It was Holidate actress Emma Roberts.
Once the news spread, fans of the franchise turned to Twitter. One user pondered whether the “hilariously bad error” was purposely done.
“Can’t decide if this was on purpose or if it’s a hilariously bad error by Warner Bros,” they tweeted. “They used a photo of actress Emma Roberts as a child instead of Emma Watson.”
Another passionate user was left in disbelief, saying: “THEY PUT THE FAMOUS EMMA ROBERTS PICTURE IN THE REUNION THAT ALMOST EVERYONE THINK IT’S EMMA WATSON. WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS.”
no but wait that's actually so embarassing 😭 https://t.co/pRksW55rW8