Mere minutes into the reunion special, which aired over the weekend, an adorable baby photo of actress Emma Roberts, 30, was wrongly featured as a young Watson, 31, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise.
Now, Watson has shared the offending photo to her Instagram page with a sweet message for Roberts.
“I was NOT this cute, @emmaroberts 😂,” Watson wrote alongside the photo, which shows a young Roberts wearing Minnie Mouse ears as she eats breakfast.
Watson also used the hashtag #emmasistersforever in her post.
Fans loved Watson’s cheeky acknowledgement of the mistake, which has been fixed by broadcaster HBO, who have since uploaded a correct version of the special on their streaming platform.
“The emmaverse is real,” one fan commented.
Another said: “PLS HAHAHHAA I’M DEAD”
There has been some confusion, however, as to whether or not Watson herself posted the message, as her Instagram account’s bio has read since November’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow: “Emma’s official Instagram has been taken over by an anonymous Feminist Collective.”
It is widely assumed, however, that Watson approves all posts made to her Instagram account during its takeover, and the Little Women actress has interspersed personal posts with posts relating to her activism throughout the past few weeks.
The Watson-Roberts photo blunder was not the only significant mix-up fans noticed during the reunion special — real-life twins James and Oliver Phelps, who played the mischievous Weasley twins Fred and George Weasly in the films, actually had their names switched during their sit-down interviews.
A day after the reunion’s premiere, Oliver — who played George Weasley — poked fun at the mistake on social media.
“↔️ I guess after all those pranks over the years somebody decided to get their revenge 🤨🤣🤷🤪,” he wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of the mistake, adding, “It was fantastic to be part of the HP reunion. Hope you all enjoyed it.”
This mistake has too been since corrected by HBO.
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