- Business Insider 14:10February 8, 202014 actors who look just like their fictional parentsHBO and The WB Hollywood often ignores genetics when it comes to casting family members in television shows or movies.
Actors are usually chosen due to character suitability and availability — which can make for difficult and almost frustrating viewing when fictional families look nothing alike.
But sometimes producers strike casting gold with actors who resemble each other enough to make audiences swear they're related.
From Alexis Bledel in "Gilmore Girls" to Rupert Grint in "Harry Potter," Insider has rounded up 14 actors who look just like their fictional parents.
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Erin Murphy and Elizabeth Montgomery in 'Bewitched.'
It's clear "Bewitched" producers wanted Tabitha Stephens to share the same physical likeness to her fictional good witch mother Samantha when they cast Erin Murphy in 1966.
Murphy's sandy blonde hair, ocean blue eyes, and tanned complexion seems almost magically similar to Elizabeth Montgomery's.
All the children in 'The Brady Bunch.'
It's hard enough casting two people who resemble family members, but somehow "The Brady Bunch" managed to pick six kids.
The popular 70s comedy show about a blended American family not only saw the three girls and three boys of the family look like their respective fictional parents, Carol and Mike Brady, but also each other.
Marcia, Jan and Cindy easily passed as sisters, and same with the young men of the family — Greg, Peter and Bobby.
Rupert Grint with Julie Walters and Mark Williams in the 'Harry Potter' franchise.
It's obvious the main prerequisite to be cast as a Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies is being a redhead.
Even so, natural ginger Rupert Grint, as Ron, still easily passed as the son of Molly (Julie Walters) and Arthur Weasley (Mark Williams).
Despite his movie parents needing a ginger dye job or wig, the trio also share similar alabaster skin and even mannerisms — cue goofy and horrified facial expressions.
But let's be frank, the whole Weasley clan looks like related, with or without magic.
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- Business Insider 18:25January 30, 2020Blake Lively said her 5-year-old daughter is best friends with Taylor Swift, but can't speak when she's around Jimmy Fallon: 'You are Beyoncé to her'Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Blake Lively recently discussed her three daughters on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
She revealed that her eldest, 5-year-old James, is fully starstruck and "intimidated" by Fallon.
"She's like, buddies with Taylor Swift, no problem. Jimmy Fallon? Can't speak," Lively told him. "You are Beyoncé to her."
She also opened up about their household's "tough adjustment" since welcoming their third child in September.
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- Business Insider 22:16January 29, 2020Blake Lively wore a pair of quilted shorts in 40-degree weatherRaymond Hall/Getty Images Blake Lively is currently promoting her upcoming film, "The Rhythm Section," which is in theaters January 31.
Lively arrived at "Good Morning America" on Tuesday wearing a pair of quilted shorts, despite the 40-degree weather in New York City.
Lively wore a head-to-toe marigold outfit from Fendi's Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Blake Lively continues to prove that she is willing to take risks in the name of fashion.
The actress arrived at "Good Morning America" on Tuesday wearing a pair of quilted Fendi shorts, despite the 40-degree weather in New York City. She paired the high-waisted shorts with a sparkly yellow-and-brown checkered knit sweater and a white button-down blouse from the same designer. On top of that, she added an oversized trench coat that retails for $2,890.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Inside 12 of the wildest celebrity closetsJennifer Lopez wore a $5,690 giraffe-print dress with a matching handbagLizzo stunned on the red carpet in a shiny minidress and a bedazzled handbag with her name on it
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- Business Insider 19:09January 28, 2020Blake Lively made her red-carpet return in an off-the-shoulder dress and leather glovesGreg Allen/Invision/AP Blake Lively made her red-carpet return on Monday after giving birth to her third child in 2019.
She wore an off-the-shoulder velvet dress, leather gloves, and knee-high Louboutin boots for the event.
The actress was also photographed wearing the gloves and boots with a floral dress that same day.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Blake Lively returned to the red carpet for the first time since giving birth to her third child in 2019.
The actress attended a screening of "The Rhythm Section" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday, and was photographed on the red carpet wearing a velvet gown. Her dress had off-the-shoulder short sleeves, which she wore with long leather gloves that covered most of her arms.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:The best-dressed celebrities at the 2020 GrammysLana Del Rey says she switched her Grammys dress at the last minute after finding one she liked better at the mallJessie J wore a sparkly bra underneath a pantsuit for a red-carpet appearance with Channing Tatum
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