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    “I’m Still Upset About That”: When Gary Oldman Found Out On ‘Harry Potter’ Set That Sirius Black Was Going To Die

    Among many actors that made the ‘Harry Potter‘ universe the wonder that it is, is the 65-year-old actor Gary Oldman. Apart from his brilliant acting, the Oscar winner is also known for his candidness. Oldman speaks his mind, and he has done it yet again.

    Though he was much loved for his portrayal of Sirius Black in the movie, the actor himself does not seem quite happy with his own performance. The actor recently opened up about his role in the ‘Harry Potter‘ franchise, and what he said was the last thing his fans would have expected.

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    Gary Oldman Says “It Would Be A Sad Day” When He Thinks He Is Amazing

    Gary Oldman (Image: Getty)

    Speaking on the ‘Happy Sad Confused‘ podcast hosted by Josh Horowitz, Oldman bluntly said, “I think my work is mediocre in it,” referring to his character Sirius Black, the godfather of the boy wizard.

    The actor mentioned that he perhaps would have been able to do better justice to the role had he read the books before taking up the role. “Maybe if I had read the books … if I had known what was coming, I honestly think I would have played it differently,” he said.

    The actor clarified that this self-criticizing stance is not limited to this particular role, it extends to some of his other roles as well. He asserted that it has more to do with his general approach towards his work and the satisfaction he aims to draw from it.

    I’ll tell you what it is. It’s like anything, I think if I sat and watched myself in something and said, ‘My God, I’m amazing,’ that would be a very sad day because you want to make the next thing better,” he said.

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    Gary Oldman Says Acting Is Subjective And Personal

    Gary Oldman as Sirius Black in Harry Potter (Image: Getty)

    Talking about how acting is a subjective art, Oldman said, “It’s so subjective. It’s such a personal thing that you’re looking at that other people are not seeing. … It’s not to disrespect someone who says to me, ‘Oh, I really love you in that movie,’ and I’m thinking, ‘I’m terrible in that movie. What are they talking about?’ It’s not that. It’s (that) they’re seeing something else.”

    Oldman joined the ‘Harry Potter‘ franchise in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ released in 2004. He appeared in two more films of the franchise before his character died in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix released in 2007.

    Despite his self-critical evaluation, Oldman said Sirius Black’s death made him sad. “I’m still upset about that,” Oldman said. He further added that the entire cast wastaking bets, you know, it’s Hagrid, and I was there going, no, no, no, maybe it’s Ron. And then you kind of open the script and you go, it’s me. I’m out of here.”

    Whether or not Oldman is happy with his character, we will always remember him as the Sirius Black we loved as much as Harry did.

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    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. She has previously been associated with ETV Bharat and India Today as part of national editorial teams. With a fair share of work done covering national and international issues, she is now navigating through her abilities in the field of films and art. A movie and TV show buff, Aishwarya at First Curiosity tries to bring forth what a layman's eye might easily miss out on. Her flair for words and ability to convey what's between the lines are her biggest strengths. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art. When not tapping on her keyboard churning out articles, she can be found staring at books or screens, trying to find stories that'll help her explore the world and its portrayal through art better.

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