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What The Harry Potter Cast SHOULD Have Looked Like In The Movies

Updated October 28, 2020 317.7k views30 items

The Harry Potter series has grown into a large and beloved Wizarding world. But sometimes, it's easy to forget the humble beginnings of each of these beloved characters. And while all of these cast members of Harry Potter have added unique and awesome qualities to their respective characters, many of them don't quite fit J.K. Rowling's descriptions.

Here's what exact, faithful adaptations to the movies would have created!

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  • Harry Potter In The Movies: Able-Bodied, Blue-Eyed Athlete

    In the movies, Harry Potter is an able-bodied athlete with blue eyes and a sharp jawline. He's not the tallest student at Hogwarts, but he's definitely got the charm and masculine features to make audiences swoon.

  • Harry Potter In The Books: Skinny, Round-Faced, And Green-Eyed

    Rowling introduces Harry as "small and skinny for his age. Harry had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright green eyes. He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Scotch tape... The only thing Harry liked about his own appearance was a very thin scar on his forehead that was shaped like a bolt of lightning."

    A crucial feature of the books is that Harry has Lily's green eyes. He's also supposed to have a much more round face (so no chiseled jaw) and shoulder-length hair in Deathly Hallows. Apparently, he's too busy finding Horcruxes to upkeep his hair. Though he did have enough time for drama.

  • Ron Weasley In The Movies: Brown-Eyed And Fair-Skinned

    In the movies, Ron sports a tousled, ginger hairstyle with an even more messy personality. He's got fair skin and brown eyes, but its still his personality and quick-thinking that gets fans to love him.

  • Ron Weasley In The Books: Freckled Gangly Surfer Dude

    Ron is described as "tall, thin and gangling, with freckles, big hands and feet, and a long nose."

    In order for Rupert Grint to match Ron in the books, he'd had to have a longer nose, plenty of freckles, and a fiery red mane just like the rest of his family. And not to mention his signature bright blue eyes, which makes us think he'd be great for socal beaches.