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Chris Columbus is 'Like a Proud Parent' Watching 'Harry Potter' Stars From Afar

November 17, 2009

It's been a long time since director Chris Columbus was the cinematic headmaster at Hogwarts but he said it's been a joy to watch Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint graduate to bigger and better things.

"My biggest pride is seeing the pictures now, and watching the three of them from a distance, and seeing them do an entire scene in one shot," said the director of the first two "Harry Potter" films, which were released in 2001 and 2002. "Seriously, I know that sounds funny, but in the old days -- and, you know, the old days meaning eight years ago -- and in that first picture in particular, it’s filled with cuts because they couldn’t really get beyond the first line without either looking into the camera, laughing or looking at the lights." Read More