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Harry Potter: Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) makes this confidence about his character

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May22,2024

20 years after his role as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter saga, actor Gary Oldman looked back on his performance, which he described as mediocre. Today he showed himself more lenient towards this role which“saved” him. life».

Harry Potter: Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) makes this confidence about his character

Gary Oldman is harsh on his performance as Sirius Black

Among all the characters who make up the Harry saga Potter,Sirius Black is one of the most popular. Although they only appear in three opuses, they have made their mark. spirits and forged itself a strongfanbase. His tragic death in Order of the Phoenix made millions of fans cry worldwide. In cinema, we owe performance to; actor Gary Oldman. The 66-year-old British man also known for having camped Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy had revealed how important this role was to him, a time when he was coming out of a divorce and was experiencing major financial difficulties.

However, he had also shown himself to be very critical of this view of his performance. At the start of the year, he revealed that he had found something… his work «mediocre. Maybe if I had read the books like Alan Rickman, if I had known what was going to happen, I honestly think I would have played it. differently. »

Harry Potter: Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) makes this confidence about his character

gary oldman's new confidences about his role as Sirius Black

Nearly six months later, the actor insisted on his decision. return to his remarksduring a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival for his new film,Parthenope. “What I meant by that is that, as an artist, an actor or a painter, you are always hypercritical to anything. regarding your own work. If it doesn't and you're happy with what you're doing, it's death. If I looked at my performance and thought, 'My God, I look fantastic in this,' it would be a sad day for me.

The one who also played for Luc Besson in Léon and The Fifth Element regrets not having leaned more into the subject matter. on his characterand having read the novels of J.K. Rowling à the time of filming.

Harry Potter: Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) makes this confession about his character

There was such secrecy surrounding the novels, they were under lock and key. And if I had known from the beginning, if I had read all five books and seen the character arc, I might have approached it differently. “Harry Potter”, all I knew about the book “The Prisoner of Azkaban” was this representation of this man. I'm not saying when I watch the movie that it's horrible or that I'm horrible, but I just wish I had. “that it happens in different circumstances”

We obviously prefer to hear these kinds of words from his mouth, because his performance is very far from be bad. Quite the contrary. Further, Warner Bros. Discovery will have the difficult task of finding a replacement who will be up to the task. the height of Sirius’s role in the next series and Harry Potter reboot announced for 2026.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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