‘If I Screwed It Up, I’d Be in the Witness Protection Program’

The stakes were high when Chris Columbus directed Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone. It was the first of what would become an eight-image monster. Harry Potter film franchise. As the film reaches its 20th anniversary, the iconic director shares his thoughts on headlining the first two films. And he’s admitting he had a lot of anxiety.

Chris Columbus said he was initially ‘euphoric’

Harry Potter Movie Stars with JK Rowling

JK Rowling and the cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ | Dave Hogan / Getty Images

the Home alone director recently told Jake Hamilton of Jake take that the excitement of getting the job quickly faded. And anxiety later replaced euphoria. That’s because I knew that the JK Rowling book fan base was (and still is) incredibly devoted.

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