Emma Watson and Emma Roberts respond to baby photo mix-up

Published January 6, 2022, 1:28 PM

by John Legaspi

Which Emma was it?

While Potterheads were feeling all nostalgic while watching HBO’s “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts” reunion, they just couldn’t go easy with the producers with a mistake they noticed on the special two-decade presentation.

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe (Photo from HBO Max)

During the part where the main trio, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), were looking back at the influence of the “Harry Potter” novels in their lives, archival footage and childhood photos were presented to make the moment even more magical.

“I think I probably would’ve been about eight years old—I think that’s when the first one came out,” Watson said. “My dad used to do all the voices, and my brother and I just became obsessed. We would just beg him to keep going and every time he finished a chapter, we’d be like, ‘One more, one more, please, just one more!’”

As she went on, a baby photo of her appeared on the screen, or at least audiences thought it was her. Turns out, the little girl wearing Minnie Mouse ears was another famous Emma—Emma Roberts, that is.

Producers took notice of fans reactions and quickly edited that part. “Well-spotted, Harry Potter fans!” they told LA Times. “You brought an editing mistake of a mislabeled photograph to our attention. New version is up now.”













A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson)


Through a post, Watson addressed the mix-up in the most adorable way. Sharing the baby photo of Roberts, she said in the caption, “I was NOT this cute, Emma Roberts,” ending it with a #emmasistersforever. In response, Roberts reshared the post through her Instagram story and said, “Haha! I don’t believe that! Emma Watson.”

Screenshot of Emma Roberts’ Instagram story

Get to know more about the “Return To Hogwarts” reunion special here.