Emma Watson has penned a sweet tribute in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone.
The actress, who played the character of Hermione Granger, reflected on her time starring in the film franchise in a sweet Instagram post.
“Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favourite fictional character of all time.
“I think a journalist once said it was irritating how many times during an interview I mentioned how lucky I was and started counting… BUT I DAMN WELL KNEW!!! And still know,” Emma wrote on Instagram alongside photos of the Harry Potter movies.
“I am proud not just of what we as group contributed as actors to the franchise but also as the children that became young adults that walked that path,” Emma continued.
“I look at my fellow cast members now and I am just so proud of who everyone has become as people. I am proud we were kind to each other that we supported one another and that we held up something meaningful.”
Emma went on to thank Harry Potter fans who continue to love the movies and books years after the final movie following in 2011.
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“Thank you to the fans that have continued to show their support well after the last chapter closed. The magic of the world wouldn’t exist without you.
“Thank you for fighting to make it such an inclusive and loving place,” Emma added.
“I still miss the crew who made these films all the time. Thank you for all of your hard work too – I know your contributions sometimes get overlooked.”
It comes following news that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint will join the first film’s director Chris Columbus and other key cast members for a retrospective that will arrive on HBO Max on January 1st, 2022.
Titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, the retrospective will “tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations,” as per HBO Max. It sounds similar to that recent Friends reunion although let’s hope it’s nowhere near as awkward as that one.
Other famous faces set to reunite include Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldermort), Jason Isaacs (Lucius), Gary Oldman (Sirius), and Tom Felton (Draco).
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