There was a photo mistake in HBO Max’s “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” that producers didn’t spot, but of course, HP die-hards did. The pic was shown during the first few minutes of the show. While Emma Watson was talking about how the Harry Potter book series really impacted her childhood, a pic of a child in Minnie Mouse ears is shown seemingly her — but it’s not, it’s really a young Emma Roberts.
One fan took to Twitter just hours after the release on Saturday morning, writing “GUYS HELP ME THAT[‘S] LITERALLY EMMA ROBERTS NOT EMMA WATSON,” and shared side-by-side shots of the clips from the special and the same photo on Roberts’ Instagram page from 2012. The tweet gained thousands of likes and did get noticed by the producers of the special.
GUYS HELP ME THATS LITERALLY EMMA ROBERTS NOT EMMA WATSON ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️ #ReturnToHogwarts #HarryPotter20thAnniversary pic.twitter.com/bLbXcCUpnh— 𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕒 (@vee_delmonico99) January 1, 2022
By Monday morning, the mistake had been fixed in the special. They took out the pic of Roberts and changed it to a young Watson from when she was filming. In a statement, a rep said, “Well spotted Harry Potter fans! You brought an editing mistake of a mislabeled photograph to our attention. New version is up now.”