Angelina Jolie prefers directing to acting
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 April 2015
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 Elle.com: "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."