Emma Watson Says' Harry Potter' Was 'My Home, My Family, My World' Ahead of 20th Anniversary Special

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and more cast members reunite for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special coming to HBO Max on Jan. 1, 2022

Emma Watson is looking back with love.

On Instagram Tuesday, the 31-year-old actress reflected on her breakout role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies following the 20th anniversary of the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on Sunday.

"Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite 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," Watson wrote, posting a throwback photo with her costars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint as kids during production.

"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. I look at my fellow cast members now and I am just so proud of who everyone has become as people," she continued. "I am proud we were kind to each other that we supported one another and that we held up something meaningful."

Young Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. Shutterstock

Sharing another group shot of the larger cast, Watson thanked the crew for all their hard work behind the scenes through the years, and voiced her excitement for the upcoming Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special.

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On Tuesday, HBO Max announced that the original Harry Potter stars — Watson, Radcliffe and Grint — plus more from the extended cast of the eight films will reunite for a special on the streaming service, to debut on Jan. 1, 2022.

"Lots to look forward to. 😊 E x" Watson wrote in her post of what's to come.

The same day, she also shared a short reel teasing the HBO Max special. In a separate post, clips played from various films from famous franchise.

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"For the first time ever, the legendary cast returns to where the magic started" accompanying text alluded.

Executive producer Casey Patterson said in a statement, "There's magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago. The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films."

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