Steven Spielberg turned down the opportunity to work on the ‘Harry Potter’

Steven Spielberg is a prominent figure in Hollywood and has directed numerous successful movies such as ‘Jaws’, ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’, and the original trilogy of Indiana Jones, among many others.

Spielberg claimed that a real-life conflict between art and family struck him later in his career when he had to choose between raising his children in Los Angeles or moving to London to direct Warner Bros.’ first ‘Harry Potter‘ film. This was revealed in a recent interview with ‘RRR‘ director S.S. Rajamouli.

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“The personal meaning about [how the conflict between] art and family will tear you in half happened to me later, after I had already established myself as a filmmaker, as a working director,” Spielberg said. “Kate [Capshaw] and I started raising a family and we started having children. The choice I had to make was taking a job that would move me to another country for four or five months where I wouldn’t see my family every day…That was a ripping kind of experience.”

Steven Spielberg continued. “I chose to turn down the first Harry Potter to basically spend that next year and a half with my family, my young kids growing up. So I’d sacrificed a great franchise, which today looking back I’m very happy to have done, to be with my family.”

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