like to be in control.
I'm quite a bossy lady. But producing
is a nightmare.
It makes a lot of people
particularly when they realise the producer's
boyfriend is the star of the film.
you are in preproduction,
it's four months of phenomenally hard toil.
You do 19-hour days and you don't sleep
and you panic. And it's an awful lot of
pressure when you are trusted
with an awful lot of money
by people that you really like and respect.
And so if they give you a really huge amount
of money, I really don't want to waste it
for them. So it's a lot of pressure. If
you are used to being hired by somebody,
you go in and do your 10 weeks and you get
paid well and you are spoiled rotten.
You don't have to think for yourself.
Told you are picked up here and your lunch
hold an umbrella over you and would you
like some water? And it's all very, very
nice. And of course as a producer,
that's my job
to say that to everybody else. So it takes
a little getting used to, to sort of reverse
everything you have become accustomed to.
But at the end of the day, it's kind of
nice to have had a lot more control
over what you are doing.
of the biggest problems
it is that its morality
is so archaic.
I have to produce
direct movies, whatever to change
the way Hollywood
treats older women,
I'll do it. If I have to bend the rules,
I will. If I have to break them, I will.