Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell recently conducted an interview with UK's Telegraph, which he reveals his approach on making the movie into a thriller, talks about the three leading actors and admits his fears and tribulations on directing such a huge film.
Here's an excerpt from the article with regard to Mr. Newell's experience on working with author JK Rowling:
Everyone assumes she's some kind of dragon, but she insists the books are the books, and the films are the films. As long as the films don't contradict the spirit of the books, she has no problems. We had to take a couple of liberties with this story, but she was fine with it.
You can read the entire the interview here. Thanks to Jay for the tip!