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Harry Potter: Guillermo del Toro was not kind to the director of this opus

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May29,2024

It was in 2004 that fans of J.K. Rowling's work discovered the adaptation of the volume Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban< /em> on the big screen with the production was directed by a certain Alfonso Cuar&oac;n. What you may not know is that the filmmaker did not go for it. head down to achieve this opus. He first thought about it and almost refused before changing his mind after a director friend insulted him.

Harry Potter: Guillermo del Toro was not kind to the director of this opus

The Prisoner of Azkaban celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2024

This year, in 2024, moviegoers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of first opus of the Star Wars prelogy, The Phantom Menace but also the 20th anniversary of the third film in the saga < em>Harry Potter, The Prisoner of Azkabancarried out by Alfonso Cuarón.

Harry Potter: Guillermo del Toro was not kind to the director of this opus

We owe to the Mexican director films such as The Sons of Man or Gravity. He stood out with his fantastic film The Little Princess and it was in 2001, after the release of his last film in Spanish entitled The Little Princess. And… your mother too! that Warner decides to approach him to offer to direct the third episode of the saga Harry Potter. Cuarón did not hide his his astonishment at the sight of this proposition, especially since he did not know at all the magical universe imagined by him. by J.K. Rowling. However, for David Heyman, producers of the eight Harry Potter films, Alfonso Cuarón was the perfect director.

Alfonso Cuaró n insulted; of “arrogant asshole”

In a recent interview given to the site Total Film, Cuarón returned to this anecdote in his career and further afield. Cement on this exchange he had with a filmmaker friend known to all.

Harry Potter: Guillermo del Toro

Indeed, Cuar&oac;n explains having had a discussion with Guillermo del Toroduring which he tells her that he was offered a job. to make the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

I often speak with Guillermo and a few days later I say to him: 'You know , they offered me this Harry Potter movie, but it's really weird that they offered me ça'. He said to me, 'Wait, wait, wait, are you telling me you've never read Harry Potter?' I said, 'I don't think it's for me.' And in very flowery language in Spanish he told me: : 'You are an arrogant asshole'.

We must therefore deduce that after this exchange with his friend and compatriot del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón finally listened since he accepted to make The Prisoner of Azkaban. Andfortunately he did not decline; Warner's offer because this opus is considered as one of the best in the saga.

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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