Steven Spielberg Says He’s ‘Very Happy’ He Turned Down ‘Harry Potter’ Franchise To Spend Time With Young Family

  • “There were several films I chose not to make,” Spielberg said while promoting the release of his semi-autobiographical film, “The Fabelmans,” in India.
  • “They offered me ‘Harry Potter’ and I chose to turn down the first ‘Harry Potter’ to basically spend the next year and a half with my family, my young kids growing up.”
  • “So, I sacrificed a great franchise — which today looking back I’m very happy to have done — to be with my family,” he continued.
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