Friday, February 03, 2006

Dolores Umbridge cast!

Breaking Harry Potter news: Imelda Staunton has been cast as Dolores Umbridge for the upcoming movie "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". I'm sure she'll do just fine, although I rather pictured Dolores Umbridge as looking quite a bit more like Mrs. Johanson, my elementary school teacher, only shorter, fatter, and with a truly hideous 1980's bow in her hair.

I can't wait to see how they design that green coat that's supposed to make her look like a toad...

In the meantime, to hold us over until we can see the movie, here's a picture of a set of sugarbowl, creamer, salt and pepper shakers that would match Umbridge's hideous kitten plates. They belonged to FH's godmother, so he will never, ever, ever, ever let me get rid of them.

The girl they cast as Luna Lovegood doesn't have eyes that pop out nearly as much as they ought to. I wonder if they're going to be able to remedy that with makeup. In this picture she looks more like somebody named Brittany who's about to snub you than a social reject with paranormal interests. And the lady they're casting as Bellatrix Lestrange doesn't look nearly enough like Angelina Jolie, but they're probably right to cast her instead of Angelina because by this time in her life she's supposed to have lost her dark, sexy good looks.