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I adore Alan Rickman and his performance as Snape was some of the most powerful acting I’ve ever seen but I feel like him being an older actor who’s dripping with poise and stoicism may have made the character seem less mean, because I’m inclined to trust Alan Rickman and assume he knows what he’s doing. If I were remaking the movies today, I’d cast Martin Starr as Snape, or perhaps Adam Driver. I’d ask Martin to play Snape exactly like his character on Party Down and Adam to play Snape just like Kylo Ren. Maybe if the character looked as young as he was and had just a little less gravitas and composure, he’d seem less like a strict teacher and more like a genuinely unpleasant person.