There’s an abundance of exposure when you start working in American films. Inevitably you become a brand and that has to be controlled.
If you look round Hollywood there’s no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful people lining up to be incredible on film.
I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.
I can’t think of any one film that improved on a good novel, but I can think of many good films that came from very bad novels.
I always figured that once I wrapped a film, then anything beyond that is none of my business. If I can avoid seeing the final product, then all I have in my head is feeling good about the experience.