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Harry Potter reunion special fixed after awkward Emma Watson gaffe and Weasley twins mix-up

HBO made Harry Potter fans very happy recently after releasing a 20th anniversary special – and now, producers have gone back to fix it after a few awkward gaffes slipped through.

Some viewers noticed a few blunders which have now been edited after it aired on New Year’s Day and informed producers on social media.

Daniel Radcliffe, Ruper Grint, Emma Watson, and co welcomed us back to Hogwarts in the special episode, telling behind-the-scenes stories and remembering stars of the franchise who we’ve lost over the years.

However, eagle-eyed fans quickly spotted some pretty huge mistakes in the HBO episode and alerted the streaming giant to the errors.

Many users on social media pointed out that a picture of actor Emma Roberts was incorrectly used during a segment about Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the franchise.

A second error was spotted by Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps, who played George, one of the Weasley twins.

The picture of Emma Roberts was used in error (Picture: Emma Roberts/Instagram)

The original version of the special had misidentified the actor as his identical twin brother, James Phelps – who played the other Weasley sibling, Fred – and vice versa.

‘Well spotted Harry Potter fans!’ the producers said in a statement, responding to the fans who flagged the mistakes.

‘You brought an editing mistake of a mislabeled photograph to our attention. New version is up now.’

The pair were incorrectly labelled up (Picture: HBO)

The biggest mistake was the inclusion of a young girl wearing Minnie Mouse ears – but it was a picture of Emma Roberts, and not the Hermoine star.

The new version, now available on HBO Max and Sky Showcase, includes a different image and the correct labels for the Phelps twins.

George Weasley actor Oliver Phelps also responded in good humour after he and James were wrongly labelled.

He posted a screen grab on social media, writing: ‘I guess after all those pranks over the years somebody decided to get their revenge.

‘It was fantastic to be part of the HP reunion. Hope you all enjoyed it #ReturnToHogwarts.’

The reunion contained more than one backstage revelation (Picture: Nick Wall / HBO)

‘This is legit hilarious. Dude. Wtf? Haha,’ Neville Longbottom star Matthew Lewis replied in the comments.

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, added a snake and lion emoji and joked: ‘It was my doing.’

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts also featured a few juicy revelations from behind the scenes.

Those watching got an insight into some behind-the-scenes romances as Emma admitted her teenage crush on co-star Tom, saying she ‘fell in love’ with Tom as a youngster.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is available to watch on HBO Max and Sky Showcase

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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