January 19, 2021

No, This Is Not Emma Watson. Just Her Mind-Boggling Doppelgänger.

This is totally worthy of a double take.

Kari Lewis, a 27-year-old who works at a video rental store in Indianapolis, Indiana, looks a lot like actress Emma Watson.

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“I get told I look like her quite a bit, especially at my job,” Lewis told HuffPost. “My coworkers find it amusing.”

Lewis said that she had no idea she resembled anyone famous until shortly after the first “Harry Potter” movie was released.

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“A couple of young girls called me Hermione Granger. I had never heard of that name before,” she said. “So I told my mom about it and we looked it up.”

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Though Lewis has dressed up as Hermione at Indy Comic Con and hopes to give Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” a whirl at this year’s Indy Pop Con, she honestly doesn’t really see the resemblance.

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“I mostly see myself as myself. But, I do understand the ‘at first glance’ factor that tends to confuse people whenever they see me or my photos,” she said. “My friends say I should be her stunt double, but I’m too clumsy.”

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For the moment, Lewis seems content to imitate Watson solely at cosplay events and online. Her Instagram account has more than 6,000 followers and is brimming with photos of Lewis dressed up as Watson’s most memorable characters, like Hermione and Belle.

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“I’d love to see more strong characters from her,” Lewis said. “Characters that young girls could look up to.”

With Watson’s track record, we have little doubt she’d do just that.

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