19 Actors Who Looked Nothing Like The Book Version of the Character They Played

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Book adaptations can be frustrating. We all know the strange mix of emotions that come along whenever you hear that one of your favorite books is becoming a TV show or movie. While you are obvs excited to see these stories come to life on screen, you can't help but worry about all the little details that could get lost in translation or, even worse, get cut out completely (still not over Peeves getting the axe in Harry Potter, tbh). When so many edits are made and the piece needs to be boiled down to two hours of screen time, it's hard for a movie or TV adaptation to stay true to the original plot. But what really irks me is when the directors cast actors who look absolutely nothing like the character descriptions in the books.

Case in point? Take Jennifer Lawrence who played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. In the books, Katniss is described as olive-skinned with long, dark brown hair and gray eyes. She's also supposed to be very small because her family lived in poverty and they were malnourished. However, Jennifer is fair-skinned, blue-eyed, and in perfect shape (a simple dye job can't cover up such drastic differences).

Now don't get me wrong, Jennifer is one of the most talented actresses out there and she played the role pretty well. But still, all we want are more accurate on-screen portrayals of these well-known characters. Is that too much to ask?

See which actors and actresses have played book characters who look completely unalike:

1. Cara Delevingne as Margo in Paper Towns

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Guys, a thin supermodel was cast to play a curvy and intelligent character who struggles with her insecurities. Perhaps Cara did impress everyone with her performance, but would it have hurt for them to go for a talented actress who doesn't look like a beauty queen?