Everyone has a celebrity doppelgänger to some degree, whether it’s a few similar features or enough to get mistaken in the streets. However, few bear as striking of a resemblance as one mother does to actress Emma Watson.
With the success of the Harry Potter films, this lookalike mom started to garner attention from a growing number of people. As Watson’s star power grew, so did the attention this Indiana woman would receive. Now she’s baffling the Internet with just how much the two look alike.
Playing up her viral doppelgänger fame, this mom has even dressed up as some of the actress’s most prominent roles. This has only certified her as an absolute dead ringer for the Beauty and the Beast star.
British actress Emma Watson has enjoyed a career filled with critically acclaimed performances in a number of successful films. Her film debut in the wildly popular Harry Potter series as Hermione Granger earned her worldwide fame and also notified Kari Lewis of their mirror-like similarities.
Living in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kari Lewis was first compared to the starlet while at the postal office before she even knew who Emma Watson was. “I had no idea who Hermione was, nor have I ever heard of that name, at the time since this was when the first Harry Potter film was released,” Lewis told Buzzfeed.
Lewis’s curiosity was piqued and she decided to look into this Emma Watson character, which ended up converting her into an immediate fan of the Harry Potter world.
“I think it was inevitable for me to like Harry Potter so much once I started reading it,” Lewis said. “I think it’s super cool because I’ve always related to Hermione in the books (smart, bossy, avid reader, etc). So, it makes cosplaying as Hermione at conventions a thousand times better!”
Kari Lewis must have definitely turned heads at conventions where she donned the actress’s Hogwarts uniform from the Harry Potter films. Now, she’s giving Instagram users a reason to do a double take.
Lewis has amassed over 10,000 followers on Instagram, a number that’s continuing to grow as multiple media outlets have shone a spotlight on her baffling similarities to the 27-year-old movie star.
A lot of people who look somewhat like a popular celebrity will often get the question, “Do you know who you look like?” However, it’s safe to say that Lewis must get it with every person she meets.
While most people might be annoyed by continually being compared to a celebrity, Lewis is embracing her viral doppelgänger status.
“I honestly thought the articles would die down pretty quick,” Lewis wrote on Instagram. “But I’m seeing more and more of you coming from all sorts of places! You have all been super cool to me on my social medias, and I just wanted to say thank you!”
However, Lewis is still adjusting to all of the immediate viral attention, telling CBS 8, “I’m still trying to get this all in my head. I’m thinking, ‘The Internet is buzzing about me right now and I don’t get it.’ It’s still something I’m trying to get used to.”
Acting has always been something Lewis has enjoyed and there’s no denying she would be the perfect stand-in for Watson. For now, Lewis enjoys entertaining her followers by dressing up as not only Hermione but also as Belle from the recent Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast.
“I like being able to be someone else,” Lewis told CBS 8 on her desire to act in the future and her love for cosplay.
“I started dressing up as Hermione and Belle because people told me I should give it a go — I just didn’t realize it would become so popular on social media,” Lewis told Digital Spy.
With all of the attention Lewis has received, one would imagine that Emma Watson herself would have heard of her viral doppelgänger.
It would be quite a trip to see these two meet in person. Lewis told Digital Spy, “It would be so cool to meet Emma, I’d probably sob my eyes out if I did.”
For now, Lewis is just thankful for the people who have been so nice to her. “It’s super flattering, that’s for sure,” she wrote on Instagram. “Again, thank you so much!”