HBO Max has uploaded a new version of ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ after mistaking a childhood photo of Emma Roberts for Emma Watson and tagging Oliver Phelps as his twin brother James.
AceShowbiz -“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” may not have a spell to undo things, but it certainly can fix mistakes. HBO Max has uploaded a new version of the reunion special after fans noticed several errors.
One of the errors even caught the attention of the cast. Following the January 1 premiere of the special, Oliver Phelps posted on Instagram a screenshot of his and his twin brother James Phelps‘ interview. In the footage, the editor mistakenly tagged him as his twin brother James.
“I guess after all those pranks over the years somebody decided to get their revenge,” he cheekily wrote in the caption. Throughout the books and films, the Weasley twins are known for pulling pranks, often confusing their own parents by swapping places.
Tom Felton jokingly took the blame for the mislabel, writing in the comments section, “It was my doing” alongside a snake emoji, to symbolize his character’s Slytherin house. Matthew Lewis, who portrayed Neville Longbottom in the films, chimed in, “This is legit hilarious. Dude. Wtf? Haha.”
“I was watching this with my parents and questioning my sanity everytume their names came up cause I could swear it was the other way around,” one fan who spotted the mistake commented. Another quipped, “ikr… They’re the prankster twins after all.”
Besides the Phelps twins mix-up, viewers spotted another blunder when the special used a childhood picture of Emma Roberts instead of Emma Watson, who portrayed Hermione Granger. “I think I probably wouldve been about 8 years old. I think that’s probably when the first one came out. It became, like, our family thing,” the British actress told the cameras as a photo of young Roberts, instead of Watson, was shown. “My dad used to do all the voices, and my brother and i just became obsessed. We would just beg him to keep going.”
“GUYS HELP ME THATS LITERALLY EMMA ROBERTS NOT EMMA WATSON,” one eagle-eyed fan posted on Twitter. “How they gonna do Emma (Watson) dirty like that lol,” another joked. “Sigh -all these Emmas look alike. Seriously, I can see making the mistake because this does look like it could be Emma W. What I don’t get is not catching the mistake in quality control – say letting the actors or some family look at the kid pictures?” someone else wondered.
Producers of “Return to Hogwarts” later addressed the complaints. In a statement to EW, they said, “Well spotted Harry Potter fans! You brought an editing mistake of a mislabeled photograph to our attention. New version up shortly.”
The errors have been corrected in the new version which is now available on HBO Max.
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