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.
Somebody spread this shit because I refuse to have this turn into some social justice bullshit
Oppisite race-flip: Wasn’t it Goyle, or Crabbe I dunno, that turned into a black man in the last film?
naaah you know what i’m gonna call bullshit on this
i know there’s at least twenty things i can name off the top of my head that they changed against what the books said was canon. things that i have seen people defend to the ends of the earth, saying the filmmakers had every right to change that, blah blah blah, even though the books say otherwise. things that were actually, you know, important to the plot of the harry potter series. but y’all are gonna go in, y’all are really gonna go in and defend them changing something as insignificant as keeping her canonically white when they already have a poc actress playing her?? like, out of all the fucking important things y’all could be angry about, you’re defending the filmmaker’s choice to take a character they’d already casted as black, and turn her white because.. the book said.. she was white..
i don’t wanna hear that bullshit that this isn’t an issue, because it is. the harry potter movies have never once actually cared about sticking to canon so STUBBORNLY for this to make sense. ever. the plot follows the plot of the books, yeah, but not to the point where MAYBE it’s forgivable for them switching actresses when they already had someone playing her. like i cannot believe you guys actually think it’s okay to be defending this? why, why is it okay for you to be pissed off about lily’s eyes fucking being brown and not green but you’re like “eh, the book says she’s white, so it makes sense for them to change it” with this?
my point is, the movies are always taking book canon and changing it. for, what, two movies was it? three? i don’t remember. at least more than one movie they had a different lavender. they didn’t have a canon description, sure, but even when they had - why couldn’t they just keep the actress they had? why did they have to recast her as white to stick to canon, when they change literally everything else? and why, why, do so many people think it’s okay to defend that? there were so many other actually important things they could’ve paid more attention to in the movies, but god fucking forbid a black woman play an important character.
lavender being canonically white was not plot-centric to the movies. it did not fucking matter if they kept the actress from the other movies or not. but they changed it because the book said she was white. oh god, we can’t have somebody playing the part if they don’t have the right skin tone! but sure, sure, let’s make harry’s eyes blue and lily’s eyes brown even though harry’s eyes looking like his mother’s was actually something that was stated over and over and fucking over again in the series and was actually important to his character. yeah, they can change that, but god fucking forbidlavender have the wrong skin color. what a world.
and that was fucking blaise zabini you goddamn fucking measuring cup. crabbe’s actor got fired and they needed a replacement character. it’s a whole different character, not a racebend, you uncultured gatorade bottle.