Director Chris Columbus brought us the first two Harry Potterfilms, but decided to step down after the second release. Columbus came Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone employment Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but then woke up.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Columbus explained why he decided to leave the franchise early in the process.
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Columbus said he decided to focus on other areas of his life, especially his family. He wanted to return to the United States, so he decided at most to work as a producer in Harry Potter-Films.
“The Sorcerer’s Stone took 160 days to record, which is really ridiculously long. Then, right after we finished recording, we started recording the Chamber of Secrets, which took another 160 days,” Columbus started.
“That’s about 320 days of back-to-back shooting. I haven’t seen my kids grow up, and they were very young at the time. I missed dinner parties and thought, ‘I can’t go on with this for another six, seven, eight years.'” My kids are growing up and I’ll never know him.”
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