“Arrogant idiot”: For this reason Guillermo del Toro said these words to Alfonso Cuarón – Movie news

“Arrogant idiot”: For this reason Guillermo del Toro said these words to Alfonso Cuarón – Movie news
“Arrogant idiot”: For this reason Guillermo del Toro said these words to Alfonso Cuarón – Movie news

Could it be that the friendship between these endearing and talented friends came to an end?

It is very well known by everyone that Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron They are very good friends, for many years.and together with Alejandro González Iñárritu, the trio of Mexican filmmakers make up the well-known group of “The Three Friends”, all of whom have won the Oscar for Best Director.

However, Del Toro surprised with the peculiar words he used to refer to his friend, director of Only with your partner and Gravity. Could it be that there was some serious dispute between both directors or is it simply a practical joke between them?

In an interview with Total Film, Cuaron He confessed that, at first, he was not sure about directing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanshowing hesitation to take on such a big challengeHowever, it was Guillermo del Toro who motivated him to read the books, in order to awaken in his friend the enthusiasm of joining such an important project.

Alfonso, who had just directed Y tu madre Tambien, in 2001, was in a very good moment in his career, however, When he was offered the opportunity to join the world of Hogwarts, he originally thought about turning down the proposal.since he did not consider himself a fan of the story created by JK Rowling.

“I speak often with Guillermo and a couple of days later I told him: ‘You know, they offered me this Harry Potter movie, but it’s very rare for them to offer it to me. I don’t think it’s for me’”Cuarón commented, remembering the conversation he had with his friend at the beginning of the new millennium, confessing that he was not familiar with the story of the young magician.

“Wait, wait, wait, you said you hadn’t read Harry Potter? “You are an arrogant idiot,” he replied. Del Torousing his flowery and sarcastic vocabulary that characterizes him so much. After receiving this response, Cuarón confessed that he felt like an idiot, and did not hesitate to go out and buy the entire series of books, to read one after the other. Immediately afterwards, Alfonso became fascinated with these unique stories.

Finally, Alfonso Cuaron ended up accepting the job, debuting The prisoner of Azkaban in 2004, and becoming a huge success. To this day, that film is considered, by many fans, to be one of the best in the entire Harry Potter franchise, more than anything because of the dark and mature touch it addresses.

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