” I could never sit down and say: I’m going to do an out-and-out comedy, just to prove to people I can. You’ve just got to do what you do. Just listen to your soul and do your art and do it for the right reasons, and then you can’t fail. “


” I think the older that I’m getting, the more I’m understand what a privileged job I have, and what an opportunity I have. Now I’m directing films and I’m getting my first movie in America off the ground, and you start to understand how the system really works. “


” When you’re having conversations about actors, you realize these same conversations have happened about you. If you want to make a film for $5m, then you cast A, B and C, but if you want $20m, you won’t be able to cast them, you need X, Y and Z. “


” Being a director is almost like being another sort of character, but you’re out of view. “


” It’s different being a director. I suppose, especially if it’s a story you’ve written and you feel compelled to tell, in some ways it’s a lot easier than acting because you’re orchestrating the piece. As an actor, sometimes you’re trying to second-guess what people want. “


” It’s such a stressful environment, I find, being an actor, being put in the chair and ‘Touch this, that, and the other,’ it’s too much for me. I find it hard to tolerate that sort of stuff. If you’re not enjoying it, don’t do it. You’re wasting everyone’s time. “


” The thing is, if I try to talk about acting, I come off as moaning. But I’m privileged. I think it’s all about control. Acting is vulnerable because you’re not in control of anything. You have to give up a lot of your trust, it’s up to somebody else what they do with what you’ve given them. “


” I’ll admit, sometimes I’ve paid the bills with acting. You know the phrase, ‘It’s one for the money, two for the showreel.’ I don’t want that as a director. I don’t want to compromise myself. There’s a big old wide world out there. I want to explore it. “


” There is nothing worse than when actors come to a set – and it happens a lot with big stars – and they are too aware of where the camera is. They are the show. And that becomes apparent and it affects the production. I am like ‘You should not know where the camera is – you should act, and I will do the rest.’ “


” It was important that I got my own voice out there in the world. I’d used it on other people’s films, collaborated, and I thought, ‘You know, I can do this myself.’ That was more important than anything else. “



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It was important that I got my own voice out there in the world. I
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