Emma Watson praises Rupert Grint for being ‘vulnerable’ in Harry Potter Return To Hogwarts special 

Emma Watson has revealed the moment in the Return To Hogwarts special where she and Rupert Grint discussed their shared history was the ‘most emotional’ for her. 

The actress, 31, who played Hermione Granger in the films, was joined by her former Harry Potter co-stars in the HBO special as they reflected on the legacy of the franchise 20 years after the first film was released. 

Emma said she was ‘taken aback’ by how ‘vulnerable’ Rupert was in the special while she also praised Daniel Radcliffe for noting Emma’s experience of fame was different because she was a girl.

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Heartwarming: Emma Watson has revealed the moment in the Return To Hogwarts special where she and Rupert Grint discussed their shared history was the ‘most emotional’ for her

Speaking to British Vogue, she said: ‘That was the most emotional moment for me. When Rupert says things, he really means them. I was taken aback by how vulnerable and kind he was deciding to be so publicly.

‘Similarly for Dan, it really touched me how reflective he had been over the years about how different it had been for me as a girl.’

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Emma said she, Daniel and Rupert are not on a group chat together as they both hate electronics but they do make an effort to keep in touch.

She said: ‘We aren’t on a group chat but we speak individually. Rupert sends me pictures of [his daughter] Wednesday and I die. Dan and I generally try and calm each other’s nerves.’

Reunion: The actress, 31, was joined by her former Harry Potter co-stars in the HBO special as they reflected on the legacy of the franchise 20 years after the first film was released

Emma also said the reaction to her revealing she previously had a crush on co-star Tom Felton was ‘sweet’. 

The star added she would ‘definitely’ be up for another Harry Potter reunion in 20 years time for the 40th anniversary of the films. 

Alongside the core trio, the line up for the special included Tom (Draco Malfoy), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy).

It comes after Emma responded to Harry Potter reunion producers who confused a childhood snap of Emma Roberts with the star.

Emma said: ‘That was the most emotional moment for me. When Rupert says things, he really means them. I was taken aback by how vulnerable and kind he was deciding to be so publicly’

The British actress was in a case of mistaken identity as a throwback snap of Roberts was used in reference to Watson during the special, with eagle-eyed fans instantly spotting the inaccuracy.

Addressing the gaffe with Instagram followers, Watson saw the funny side by captioning the childhood snap of Roberts wearing Minnie Mouse ears: ‘I was NOT this cute, @emmaroberts.’

She added the hashtag: ‘Emma Sisters Forever.’ 

Both Emmas hit the headlines last week when viewers of the special noticed the wrong picture had been used. 

Oops! Emma recently responded to Return To Hogwarts reunion special producers’ blunder which saw a childhood snap of Emma Roberts accidentally shown

As the photo was shown, the Harry Potter star said of her memories of the J.K. Rowling book series: ‘I think I probably would’ve been about eight years old. I think that’s probably when the first one came out. It became, like, our family thing. 

‘My dad used to do all the voices, and my brother and I just became obsessed. We would just beg him to keep going.’ 

But the image shown was in fact a throwback snap of Emma Roberts, which she shared on Instagram in 2012, writing at the time: ‘Minnie Mouse ears.’

Confirming the mistake, producer put the issue down to an ‘editing error’ and hailed viewers for pointing out the blunder, remarking ‘Well spotted Harry Potter fans!’

Good humour: Watson hit back on Instagram, sharing the cute childhood snap of Roberts wearing Minnie Mouse ears, captioning her post: ‘I was NOT this cute, @emmaroberts’

In a statement shared to Deadline, they said: ‘Well spotted Harry Potter fans! You brought an editing mistake of a mislabeled photograph to our attention.’

They went on to say that they’ve updated the episode with the correction, adding: ‘New version is up now.’

Meanwhile, this isn’t the only mistake that occurred, as the names of twin actors Oliver and James Phelps – who play George and Fred Weasley – were shown in the wrong order.

Taking to Instagram with a screenshot of the misidentification, actor Oliver (George), wrote: ‘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.’

Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton jokingly took responsibility for the blunder, as he wrote in the comments: ‘It was my doing’, alongside a snake and a lion emoji. 

Whoops: Confirming the mistake, producer put the issue down to an ‘editing error’ and hailed viewers for pointing out the blunder, remarking ‘Well spotted Harry Potter fans!’ (pictured Emma Roberts)

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