Emma Watson Mistaken For Child At JFK Airport
As her character Hermione Granger is named best big screen idol...
Emma Watson was reportedly mistaken for a child by security at a US airport - leaving the actress 'mortified.'
According to the Sunday People, theHarry Potterstar was stopped by officials at JFK Airport in New York after they thought she was travelling without an adult.
A source told the newspaper: "Emma was mortified. Not only did they not recognise her, they thought she was a child. It was very embarrassing but she managed to awkwardly laugh it off.
"The Americans are very serious about who they let in and out of their country. If young kids are thought to be travelling on their own it poses a massive problem. Luckily Emma managed to convince them how old she was."
The 22-year old was later allowed through security after explaining she was old enough, later laughing off the incident by blaming it on the small backpack she was wearing.
Watson took to Twitter to speak of her ordeal, where she wrote: "Passport control: 'Unaccompanied minor?' Me: 'Sorry?' Passport control: 'Where is ur guardian?' Me: 'I'm 22!!!!!!!' #neverwearingabackpackagain."
She added: "The really sad thing is that this is not the first time this has happened."
In other related news, Emma's famous Potter character Hermione Granger has been voted the best big screen role model by children in a poll by LOVEFilm and charity, Filmclub.
Granger beat the likes of Charlie Bucket, Matilda and Kevin from Home Alone to the accolade, with Sam Wainstein from the charity stating: “Films can have a powerful influence on the way children behave and interact with people around them.
"Characters that young people identify with tend to stay with them the longest and positive behaviours can be learnt by watching the way that fictional characters handle certain situations on-screen.”