Robin Williams wasn’t cast in 'Harry Potter' for this reason, film director Chris Columbus says

木曜日に, director Chris Columbus revealed that the late star was interested in playing the werewolf who is first introduced inHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” the third book and film in the franchise.

According to Columbus, Williams lost out on the role because hiring him would have broken a rule to avoid casting any American actors in an attempt tomaintain a degree of authenticity.

I had a conversation with Robin Williams, who wanted to play Lupin,” Columbus told Total Film, as quoted by GamesRadar. “It was very difficult for me to say, ‘It’s all British. There’s nothing I can do.’

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Columbus, who directed both the first and second “ハリーポッター” 映画, is American. Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón took on the third film, which features Lupin, played by British actor David Thewlis. The 58-year-old played the role until his final appearance in 2011.

Robin Williams expressed interest in being part of the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise.

Robin Williams expressed interest in being part of the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

に 2016, casting director Janet Hirshenson told U.K.’s HuffPost that Williams was turned down for the role of Hagrid.

Robin had called [Chris Columbus] because he really wanted to be in the movie, but it was a British-only edict, and once he said no to Robin, he wasn’t going to say yes to anybody else,” she said at the time. “It couldn’t be.

That role was played by Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane.

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ウィリアムズ, who passed away in 2014 年齢で 63, told the New York Post in 2001 he lobbied for a role in the “ハリーポッター” フランチャイズ.

There were a couple of parts I would have wanted to play, but there was a ban on American actors,” 星は言った, as quoted by U.K.’s Independent.

Actor Robin Williams at the N.Y. Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, およそ 2001.

Actor Robin Williams at the N.Y. Premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneat the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, およそ 2001. (Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect/Getty Images)

“いつの日にか,” said Williams. “Say if [ハリー] goes to Yale and becomes president.

The outlet noted that Williams attended the New York premiere ofHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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