Sunday, August 17

White Brown

All Poterphiles have been outraged in the controversial casting of a white girl to play the black Lavender Brown for the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, who was previously played by a black actress in the second movie (Chamber of Secrets). Jessie Cave has been cast as Lavender Brown. I think one character's ethnicity should remain intact from book to film to remain true to the character, why cancel out diversity? Now if she is a good actress I can understand, but it barely matters I believe in this case.

After some research, I found out they actually have a white actress Jennifer Smith play her in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She also played a random student in the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Harry Potter Wiki says her ethnicity was not described in the book but it has.

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