Robin Williams wasn’t cast in 'Harry Potter' for this reason, 电影导演克里斯·哥伦布说

星期四, 导演克里斯·哥伦布透露,这位已故的明星有兴趣扮演第一次介绍的狼人 “哈利波特与阿兹卡班的囚徒,” 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, 如引用 GamesRadar. “It was very difficult for me to say, ‘It’s all British. There’s nothing I can do.’

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哥伦布, who directed both the first and second “哈利·波特” 电影, 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)

在 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,” 她当时说. “It couldn’t be.

That role was played by Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane.

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威廉姆斯, 谁去世了 2014 在年龄 63, told the New York Post in 2001 he lobbied for a role in the “哈利·波特” 专营权.

There were a couple of parts I would have wanted to play, but there was a ban on American actors,” said the star, 如引用 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, 大约 2001.

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

Maybe one day,” said Williams. “Say if [哈里] 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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