When the special retrospective Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Premiering on HBO Max on Saturday, fans got to watch stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other franchise alumni share memories of the filming of the franchise. However, eagle-eyed fans and a Harry potter star also noticed a few editing errors, which prompted the streamer to quickly make some fixes.
After the show special premiered on January 1, some viewers took to social media to report that an image of a young Emma Roberts was shown on screen as Watson recalled her childhood. The error was confirmed after social media users found the return photo shown on the special on Roberts’ Instagram account.
“Harry Potter fans well spotted! You brought an error editing a mislabeled photo to our attention. The new version is now available,” the producers said. The Hollywood reporter.
A second error was noticed by Harry potter star Oliver Phelps, who portrayed half of the franchise’s Weasley twins. In a screenshot from the special shared on his Instagram, Phelps pointed out that he had been wrongly identified as his twin brother James.
“I guess after all these pranks over the years, someone decided to get revenge,” he joked on Instagram. Throughout the books and movies, the Weasley twins are known to do a myriad of pranks, including swapping places.
Tom Felton jokingly took credit for the flawed label, writing under Phelps’ post, “It was my job” alongside a snake emoji, to symbolize his character’s Slytherin house. Matthew Lewis, who portrayed Neville Longbottom in the movies, wrote: “It’s legitimately hilarious. Dude. WTF? Haha. “
The name labels have since been fixed.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is currently airing on HBO Max.