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
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.
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okay, lemme explain why this is completely bullshit.
If the directors were worried about being accurate to the books to the point of changing something that had already been portrayed in the previous movies, then they WOULD HAVE CHANGED HARRY POTTER’S EYE COLOR. Lavender’s physical description is given very seldom in the Harry Potter books, while in every book at least one character will remark on Harry’s eyes, how they were exactly the same as his mother’s sparkling green eyes.
Yes, the first director was completely fine with Daniel Radcliffe having blue eyes for the role of Harry, and then he was okay with Lavender Brown being portrayed as a black girl during the 2nd movie. Once the new director came in, if he was honestly a stickler for details such as the physical description of a character, HE WOULD HAVE CHANGED HARRY’S EYECOLOR. But no, instead he left them the same, and you know what, he even left Lavender the same while she was a superfluous background character.
but then, we get to Half-Blood Prince. And here, Lavender Brown’s role becomes more, here is where she finally becomes a definite part. Regardless of whether the book called for her to be a pale-skinned and dirty blond hair, the character already existed in the movie franchise as a black witch. SO THROWING ASIDE THE FACT THAT HARRY HAD INCORRECT EYECOLOR AND WASN’T CHANGED AT ALL, the casting directors decided to make Lavender not-so-Brown, when she could simply have continued being played by a black actress, a detail which would have had no effect on the ultimate end of the story.
So what if Lavender had been black? Would it honestly had made a difference? Even for the sake of accuracy from the book, which they screwed that with the whole “Harry’s Eye Color” thing, AMONG OTHER STUFF (McGonagall’s hair, etc.), how big am impact would changing Lavender’s skin tone seriously made??? NONE. Absolutely none.