Emma Watson mistaken for a child by US airport security

While attempting to negotiate passport control, the Harry Potter star was asked where her guardian was...


Former child star Emma Watson has still got it. The actress – who rose to fame playing Hogwarts schoolgirl Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films – was stopped at US passport control after airport officials assumed she was a minor travelling alone.


Approaching the immigration desk wearing a backpack, 22-year-old Watson was identified as an unaccompanied child and asked where her guardian was.

The star – last seen in US coming-of-age drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower – took to Twitter to share the apparently traumatic experience with followers, tweeting: “Passport control: ‘Unaccompanied minor?’ Me: ‘Sorry?’ Passport control: ‘Where is ur guardian?’ Me: ‘I’m 22!!!!!!!’ #neverwearingabackpackagain.”


“The really sad thing is that this is not the first time this has happened,” complained the fresh-faced actress – as countless envious Hollywood contemporaries cursed her under their breath…