An AI created depictions of book-accurate Harry Potter characters and they’re magic.
Have you ever wondered how close the casting for the Harry Potter franchise stayed to the original character descriptions from the books? Well, an AI created book-accurate Harry Potter characters.
If you’re like us and you read the first few books before the movies started rolling out, you probably had an idea of what your favorite character looked like before you ever saw them on screen. Taking a book series and turning it into a movie is daunting, and no one wants to disappoint the fanbase! Though we might argue Harry Potter did a decent job when it came to casting, we’ll let you decide for yourself.
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And this artist just made it a lot easier to compare the books to the movies. Using AI, Twitter user @msbananaanna brought the beloved characters of Hogwarts to life based on how they are described in the novels.
“I originally wanted to create a plainer, more accurate book version of Hermione,” Anna told BuzzFeed. “I always thought Emma Watson was too pretty, as Hermione was never described as attractive, and she was missing her signature buck teeth and bushy hair.”
Description: bushy dark brown hair, brown eyes, large buck teeth (never described as pretty or ugly)
Now let’s compare this image to Emma Watson in the movie:
Not a bad likeliness.
You can scroll through the entire gallery below to see how the others turned out.
Here are the AI-created book-accurate Harry Potter characters.
Bellatrix: (mid-40s) long shiny, thick black hair, strong jaw, dark hooded eyes, thin lips, gaunt from long term imprisonment, still has vestiges of old beauty
Bill Weasley: (mid-20s) red hair, handsome, thin, blue eyes
Cedric Diggory: very handsome chiseled features, dark hair, and grey eyes
Charlie: (mid-20s) short and stocky, blue eyes, broad good-natured face, lotssss of freckles, bright red hair
Cho Chang: long shiny hair, freckled nose, pretty
Draco Malfoy: pointed very pale face, cold grey eyes, slick white-blonde hair (never described as handsome or ugly)
Dudley Dursley: blonde hair, blue eyes, extremely fat with small eyes, like a “pig in a wig”
Argus Filch: (?age?) bulging eyes, pale eyes, sunken cheeks, pasty-faced, (missing bald patch)
Fleur: Silver hair, dark blue eyes, very beautiful, light figure
Fred and George Weasley
Fred and George Weasley: stock build, brown eyes, freckled face, bright red hair
Gilderoy Lockhart: late 20s, “blandly handsome”, bright blue eyes, wavy blonde hair, straight white teeth
Ginny Weasley: a pretty, face full of freckles, brown eyes, bright red hair
Lily Potter: (21), bright green eyes, beautiful, thick dark red shoulder-length hair
Lucius Malfoy: (late 30s/ early 40s) cold grey eyes, very pale, white-blonde hair, pointed face
Luna Lovegood: straggly blonde hair, protuberant silvery eyes, looks permanently surprised, faint eyebrows
Lupin: (mid/late 30s) light brown hair flecked with grey, premature lines and aging from the stress of constant transformations, looks exhausted/ill
McGonagall: (?age?) Stern face, green eyes, square glasses, black hair in a bun
Merope Gaunt: (19) heavy face, eyes stare in different directions, lank dull hair
Narcissa Malfoy: (late 30s/early 40s) long blonde hair, “nice looking”, “looks like she smells dung”, blue eyes, very pale, arrogant good looks of the Black family
Neville Longbottom: buck-teeth, round-faced, chubby, blonde hair
Pansy Parkinson: hard-faced, pug-faced
Peter Pettigrew: (mid 30s) small blue eyes, grubby rat-like skin, pointed nose, balding color-less thin unkempt hair, weight loss in a short time due to stress, resembles a rat
Aunt Petunia: (mid/late 30s) horse-like face, twice the length of a normal neck, large pale eyes, blonde hair (neither described as ugly or pretty)
Tom Riddle: handsome, dark eyes, black hair
Ronald Weasley: Long nose, blue eyes, pale, freckled face, bright red hair, thin build
Sirius Black: (mid/late 30s), long dark hair and grey eyes, “regally” handsome with fair skin
Snape: (38) Thin, uneven yellow teeth, large hooked nose, sallow skin, dark/black eyes, black greasy shoulder-length hair
Tonks: (25) pale, heart-shaped face, short spikey pink hair, dark eyes, pretty (“okay-looking” according to Ron)
Dolores Umbridge: (?age) mousey brown hair, bulgy pouchy eyes, wide mouth, looks like a pale toad
Uncle Vernon: (mid to late 30s) big and beefy, thick black hair, large walrus-like mustache, dark eyes, little neck, small sharp eyes
Viktor Krum: thin, tall, large curved nose, looks like bird of prey, thick eyebrows, grumpy-looking
Voldemort: (71) Red eyes with cat-like slits, chalky white skin, skull-like face, snake-like nostrils
James Potter: (21) Tall, thin, untidy black hair that sticks up in the back, hazel eyes, glasses
If you’ve made it this far and you’re wondering where Harry Potter is, we were a bit confused ourselves. The artist did not include Harry in her portfolio, but one Twitter user joined in to make sure we all got to see The Boy Who Lived.