Fiennes: I'm proud of Coriolanus
Published 17/01/2012 | 11:49
Ralph Fiennes has reluctantly admitted that he's proud of his directorial debut, Coriolanus.
The Harry Potter actor stars and directs the modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare tale, but despite the film receiving critical acclaim - with Vanessa Redgrave already winning awards for her performance - he can't quite give himself the credit he deserves.
"While I hesitate to use the word 'proud', the essential feel of the film was very close to what I wanted to make," Ralph said.
"Having lived with it for a long time and having that distance, I can see all kinds of things you wish you could have done differently or better. I was on a big learning curve and made choices under pressure.
"If I was going to do this film again, I would have a lot more shooting time and revisit certain scenes which weren't executed to my satisfaction, because of the time pressure."
Ralph revealed he'd had an increasing interest in heading behind the camera.
"I've become intensely curious about directing. I think for some actors, it's a natural transition because you're so close to it, and you become very interested in how something's put together," he said.
:: Coriolanus opens in cinemas on January 20.