ladbible logo

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Harry Potter fans are just realising what Aunt Petunia is doing in kitchen scene

Harry Potter fans are just realising what Aunt Petunia is doing in kitchen scene

Once you see it, you can't unsee it

Harry Potter really is the gift that keeps on giving. And I don’t mean in terms of the constant pop-ups that appear or new merch being flogged in the shops.

I’m talking about the film franchise. No matter how many times you rewatch them it always feels like there’s a new little thing to spot.

And fans have now spotted another little Easter egg in the very first film.

In the opening scenes of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is something you’ll have seen countless times but probably haven’t really taken in.

So, as you probably know, Aunt Petunia is in the background in the kitchen while much more interesting stuff is going on.

But over on Reddit, fans are now pointing out just what she is actually doing.

Sharing the deets with other Potterheads, one wrote: "In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone, Aunt Petunia is visible in the background of this scene dyeing Dudley’s old clothes grey for Harry’s uniform. This is only ever mentioned in the book."

Aunt Petunia is seen looking pretty busy in the background during one of the first scenes in the first ever film.
Warner Bros.

While Mr Dursley skims through his post, and Harry admires the Hogwarts envelope with his name on it, Petunia can be seen in the background mixing a pile of clothes around in a big pot.

In the original book, the Dursleys had originally planned on sending Harry to Stonewall High, rather than Dudley's prestigious Smeltings Academy.

For his school uniform, Aunt Petunia had dyed some of Dudley's old clothes grey for Harry to wear.

And luckily for him, the boy wizard’s letter from Hogwarts came just in time, saving him from having to wear the rank uniform looking like 'elephant skin'.

Harry Potter fans were shocked when the easter egg was pointed out to them, baffled they hadn’t spotted it themselves.

One commented: "The amount of times I have seen this movie is crazy, and I’ve read the book once, absolutely loved it, and yet I didn’t even notice this.

Once you see it, you can't unsee it.
Warner Bros.

“That’s actually really cool!! Just wish they kept Peeves in the film!"

Another put: “Remember when the movies were this true to the books? Good times.”

And one wrote: "I always wondered what she was doing, I'd clearly forgotten that detail between reason the book and watching the film."

Other Harry Potter fans have been left in stitches as Americans discuss the things they thought were magic – but they’re actually just British.

They’re actually hilarious too. I’m talking treacle tart, Christmas crackers and train snack trolleys.

Oh, so magical.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, TV and Film