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Gary Oldman made it clear that appearing in the Batman and Harry Potter sagas saved his life. Here we tell you why.
There is no doubt that suddenly things come to us that, without knowing it, completely change our lives for the better. And that also happens to even the most famous and talented actors in Hollywood. Such is the case of Gary Oldman, who mentioned that he owes a lot to Christopher Nolan’s Harry Potter and Batman films.
As you will remember, in 2005 with Batman Begins until The Dark Knight Rises 2012, the British actor played none other than Commissioner Gordon of Gotham City in the movies. For its part, Oldman also participated in the magical world created by JK Rowling, as he gave life to Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban of 2004, ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 from 2011.
Gary Oldman spoke about how important it was to participate in Harry Potter and Batman
Although it sounds like it was an exhausting job to be part of two franchises as big and important in the world of entertainment as Harry Potter and Batman, For Gary Oldman it turned out to be a true blessing to be able to work on both projects. And that was made clear in the talk that took place on Drew Barrymore’s program, but first a little context.
The British actor, who is the father of three children: Alfie, Gulliver and Charlie, mentioned that Taking on the roles of Sirius Black and Commissioner Gordon for both film franchises helped him stay home with his family. after divorcing his third wife, Donya Fiorentino, in 2001. And boy, it was a great decision to appear in these universes.
About this situation, Gary Oldman explained this to Drew Barrymore: “At 42 years old, I woke up divorced and I had custody of these kids. So that, in itself, was…. It was difficult because there was a change in the industry where many productions were filmed: Hungary, Budapest, Prague, Australia, you know, all these places”.
Later, Oldman mentioned that he turned down many jobs to be with his childrenWell, with the magical world and the Dark Knight saga it was more than enough work to earn a good fortune and spend a lot of time with his family.
“Thank God for Harry Potter. “I tell (their kids) that both of them, Batman and Harry Potter, really saved me, because it meant I could do the least amount of work for the most amount of money and then be home with the kids.”