New interview with Yates
A new interview with OOTP director David Yates discusses, among other things, how directing the film Sex Traffic was his ticket to receiving the offer to direct Potter.
“I think that's the thing that finally swung them into offering me Potter. It was just a matter of time, I guess, before the right film came along, but I didn't want to do a movie unless the script was really perfect. When the Harry Potter offer came along, it was difficult to turn down.”
At that particular time, Yates had not read a single Potter book. “I read the fifth book first, then I went back and read the others, and it was really interesting. I fell in love quite quickly because the characters are great and education is a universal experience.”