We Used AI to See What “Harry Potter” Actors Actually Look Like, According to the Books

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Those of us who watched the Harry Potter movies prior to reading the books can’t imagine the characters differently than how they were portrayed on-screen. And while some actors’ looks match the books’ character descriptions almost perfectly, such as Severus Snape, some of them should’ve looked much different.

This intrigued us at Bright Side, and we decided, with the help of AI, to create images based on characters’ book descriptions to see what the cast would’ve looked like.

1. Harry Potter

In the books, Harry is described as a boy with a thin face, black hair, and bright green eyes. He wore round glasses, and the only thing he liked about his appearance was the thin scar in the shape of a bolt of lightning on his forehead.

2. Ron Weasley

Ron is very tall and lanky, with blue eyes and red hair. He has a freckled complexion and a long nose.

3. Hermione Granger

Hermione is described as having bushy brown hair, brown eyes, and large front teeth.

4. Neville Longbottom

In the books, he is short, chubby, round-faced, and has blonde hair. Neville is also described as somewhat buck-toothed.

5. Severus Snape

Snape is described as a thin man with a large, hooked nose. He has shoulder-length, greasy, black hair and cold, black eyes.

6. Draco Malfoy

The books describe Draco as a tall boy with a pale, pointed face, blonde hair, and ice-gray eyes.

7. Ginny Weasley

In the books, Ginny is of petite stature with flaming long red hair, a freckled complexion, and bright brown eyes.

8. Fred and George Weasley

The twins are described as short and stocky with red hair and freckles.

9. Lucius Malfoy

Lucius has a pale, pointed face with cold gray eyes and short, pale blonde hair.

10. Professor McGonagall

McGonagall is described as a tall, severe-looking woman with dark hair often tied up in a bun.

11. Bellatrix Lestrange

She is described as a tall woman with long, thick, shining black hair, thin lips, dark eyes, and a strong jaw.

12. Remus Lupin

Remus is described as a man with a pale, scarred face and premature lines, along with light brown hair that became grayer with age. In 1993, he wore a thin mustache, and after 1995 he had more of a rough beard.

13. Albus Dumbledore

In the books, Dumbledore is described as a classic wizard — thin and tall with long silver hair and a long beard. He has a very long, crooked nose and blue eyes.

14. Rubeus Hagrid

Hagrid is described as almost twice as tall as a normal man with long, bushy, black hair and a beard that hid most of his face.

15. Luna Lovegood

The books describe Luna as a girl with waist-length, dirty-blonde hair, silvery eyes, and a dazed look on her face.

16. Molly Weasley

Molly is described as short and plump with a kind face and red hair.

17. Sirius Black

Sirius Black is a very handsome, tall man with gray eyes and long, black hair.

Which version of the characters did you like more?


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hermione isn’t white. anyone who’s actually read the books, would know that.


I am really sorry, author of this article, but I really think these are very... unsettling (I’m so sorry!). Harry needs WAY MORE hair, Snape looks anime, Hermione’s hair is NOT bushy... (I could go on). Only Luna, Lupin and Sirius look fine. Here is a link for a much larger majority of HP characters and a slightly better remakes. (You need to copy and paste the link)


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