Angelina Jolie prefers directing to acting

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 April 2015
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has revealed she prefers directing to acting

Angelina Jolie prefers directing to acting.

The 39-year-old star, who helmed the biographical war drama film 'Unbroken' in 2014, has revealed she finds directing to be a more rewarding experience than appearing in front of the camera.

She explained: "I prefer directing to acting. There is huge freedom that comes from being behind the camera."

In the film, Jack O'Connell, 24, stars as athlete Louis 'Louie' Zamperini - who survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber went down during World War II - and Angelina says it's particularly rewarding to work with such talented young people.

She told "It brings a lot of responsibilities as well, but is intensely rewarding.

"Particularly the chance to help draw out the best in young actors, like Jack O'Connell in Unbroken, who is a remarkable talent."

What's more, Angelina said that although she doesn't often reflect on a film once she's finished making it, 'Unbroken' created some particularly vivid memories.

She said: "I tend not to look back and dwell on a project once it is finished. But I do remember how intense the atmosphere was on-set filming some of the tougher scenes [such as] when Louie is being brutalized.

"It was very moving how always, after those scenes, the actors involved would check [and make sure that] everyone was okay and look out for each other."

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