This post was edited on June 26, 2017.
Redheads do you remember the moment we all met Harry, of the Harry Potter book series? The Weasley’s, a family of nine, were all redheads; and Harry’s mom was a beautiful redhead thus one focus in the story. And let’s not forget (years later), Harry ends up with Ginny because his only soul mate must be a redhead.. right?
Upon reading Harry Potter, you quickly realize J.K. Rowling favors redhead characters in her novels. We aren’t sure why, and Rowling herself has never confirmed this. But, we all know there is a redhead myth stating redheads have quite a temper. This may have inspired Rowling to make these characters the way they are. They’re not necessarily short-tempered, but they all are passionate and fierce. The Weasley’s live to help each other and their friends, no matter the circumstances. Lily (Harry’s mom) sacrificed herself to save her only child, among other things. It’s fitting that these characters are fiery redheads.
In honor of the many Harry Potter books and movies, here’s a look back at some of the best Harry Potter-redhead memories throughout the years (as told through the movies):
Watching these videos will make us forever love Harry, Hermione and Ron.
Now meet Newt, Tina, Jacob and Queenie. J.K. Rowling’s magical world also got a retro spinoff with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It hit theaters nationwide on Friday, November 18, 2016. And, the main actor was redhead, Eddie Redmayne:
Here’s to the many, many joyous years of Harry Potter. Rock it like a Redhead!