Emma Watson mistaken for child at airport

Emma Watson, 22, may look young for her age, but a child? The Harry Potter star was stopped by security at New York’s JFK airport because officials mistook her for a minor traveling alone. Emma was returning to the States to continue her university studies. It’s unclear how old the security guards assumed she was, but normally the airport considers anyone under the age of 12 to be a minor. It makes us wonder, have they seen Harry Potter? The actress later took to Twitter to share her experience: “Passport control:’unaccompanied minor?’ Me:’sorry?’ Passport control:’where is ur guardian?’ Me:’I’m 22!!!!!!!’ #neverwearingabackpackagain. [sic]” She later added, “The sad thing is this is not the first time that this has happened.” According to Fox31 Denver Emma’s tweet about being stopped prompted more than 18,000 retweets. Many fans consoled the actress, assuring her that one day she will treasure this memory and her childlike looks. ~Brittnee Fleming

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  1. Janice • January 10, 2013 @ 3:26 PM

    She does look about 12.

  2. LuvMyVamps! • January 10, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

    Emma Watson, 22???
    Nah, I agree. She does look like a child of the age 12!

  3. Joan • January 11, 2013 @ 12:43 AM

    Funny my 12 year old cousin went from Calgary through Montreal and then to Zurich with no problem. She really looks like a 12 year old.

  4. Snepts • January 11, 2013 @ 1:16 AM

    This is supposed to surprise people?!

  5. LH • January 11, 2013 @ 5:58 PM

    That’s so sad. I hope she feels better.

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