I don’t mind doing the whole red carpet thing when I have to when it comes to publicizing a movie. But besides that, I don’t like those kinds of things at all. Celebrity status is not really something that appeals to me.
You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you. And one day the sun will come out - you might not even notice straight away, it’ll be that faint. And then you’ll catch yourself thinking about something or someone who has no connection with the past. Someone who’s only yours. And you’ll realise… that this is where your life is.
— Brooklyn (2015) dir. John Crowley
“When I finished this one [script], I thought, I’ve always wanted to direct and I never felt ready. I never felt like I had enough experience, enough time, enough hours under my belt, enough time being on set and around directors. And then I thought… You know, it’s time to jump, kid. You gotta do it. Even though it’s scary. You have to give yourself the chance, so I decided to do it. But I never intended to be in it. I don’t know how people direct themselves. I’m in awe of people who can do that, I don’t think I’d be able to.”