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eatsleepcrap:

the-whisper-men:

waiting-for-gallifrey:

kaorijoy:

hexcodewhite:

princess-potterheadxo:

did she get a haircut

does it make anyone else uncomfortable that they changed her entire race because she went out with Ron in their sixth year
isn’t that what happened???
they changed a character’s entire race because she as a character became important and relevant for a short amount of time

Wow.

Umm, no. They did not change her entire race simply because she dated Ron. Actually think about it. Up until the sixth book, she was a background character that was only ever mentioned in passing, so she wasn’t given a physical description. Then in the sixth book, Lavender was finally described, as having ‘pale skin and dirty blonde hair’. Well, the first few Harry Potter movies came out before the Half-Blood Prince book did, so the casting directors did what they wanted with the character. 
Another thing, the Lavender Brown from the first few movies only appeared in the first few movies. Lavender didn’t even appear in the 4th and 5th movies, because again, she was a background character, and wasn’t vital to the story. The only reason her race was changed was because a physical description was finally in the books, and it didn’t fit what the directors had, so they had to recast her. It was not because she dated Ron.

fun fact: not everything is about racefun fact: not everyone is racist

Some other information for people who want to know things about the switch:
Originally Lavender Brown was a no-speaking part, so when her part was increased, they asked for new actors. The same thing happened with Cedric and Vodly-miniature.
It was an Open Casting Call (Of course this doesn’t prevent racist bias in the choosing of the actress casting, but it wasn’t just white actresses considered). The only info given was that they were looking for a “pretty and lively girl”.
She was recast twice actually, and she didn’t change race that first time. (Also, those two first pictures are of different people, really, different actresses completely!)
Quote from the caster “These auditions are open to everybody and we can’t wait to see who comes in the door.”
All the photos of the audition queue I could be bothered to find (More in the third source):








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eatsleepcrap:

the-whisper-men:

waiting-for-gallifrey:

kaorijoy:

hexcodewhite:

princess-potterheadxo:

did she get a haircut

does it make anyone else uncomfortable that they changed her entire race because she went out with Ron in their sixth year

isn’t that what happened???

they changed a character’s entire race because she as a character became important and relevant for a short amount of time

Wow.

Umm, no. They did not change her entire race simply because she dated Ron. Actually think about it. Up until the sixth book, she was a background character that was only ever mentioned in passing, so she wasn’t given a physical description. Then in the sixth book, Lavender was finally described, as having ‘pale skin and dirty blonde hair’. Well, the first few Harry Potter movies came out before the Half-Blood Prince book did, so the casting directors did what they wanted with the character. 

Another thing, the Lavender Brown from the first few movies only appeared in the first few movies. Lavender didn’t even appear in the 4th and 5th movies, because again, she was a background character, and wasn’t vital to the story. The only reason her race was changed was because a physical description was finally in the books, and it didn’t fit what the directors had, so they had to recast her. It was not because she dated Ron.

fun fact: not everything is about race
fun fact: not everyone is racist

Some other information for people who want to know things about the switch:

  • Originally Lavender Brown was a no-speaking part, so when her part was increased, they asked for new actors. The same thing happened with Cedric and Vodly-miniature.
  • It was an Open Casting Call (Of course this doesn’t prevent racist bias in the choosing of the actress casting, but it wasn’t just white actresses considered). The only info given was that they were looking for a “pretty and lively girl”.
  • She was recast twice actually, and she didn’t change race that first time. (Also, those two first pictures are of different people, really, different actresses completely!)
  • Quote from the caster “These auditions are open to everybody and we can’t wait to see who comes in the door.”
  • All the photos of the audition queue I could be bothered to find (More in the third source):

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