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No directing dream for Romola Garai

Published 07/11/2011 | 09:37

Romola Garai has no plans to direct
Romola Garai has no plans to direct

Romola Garai has said she doesn't see herself heading into the director's chair.

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The Junkhearts star revealed while she would like to do more writing, she has no plans to direct.

"I wouldn't want to direct - I think that's a very different job. You have to be a very specific type of person to do that," she said.

Having done a lot of period drama with The Hour, Atonement and Emma, Romola fancies appearing in more modern-day shows.

"A lot of the things I have done are period, which is pretty much talking. I do try and do more contemporary things," she added.

"The thing you want from a job is as much diversity as possible really. If you have the opportunity to control your career in any way, then you've won the jackpot.

"This is not a job with any control. I do what I think is interesting and what fits in with my life, and challenge and engage me no matter what medium it is."

She's also keen to brush off comments by Glorious 39 filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff, who described her as "the next Kate Winslet".

"Obviously, I'm flattered. It's a very nice thing to say - albeit untrue," the 29-year-old admitted. "I think she'd done Titanic by the time she was 23. She was the biggest movie star in the world. Apart from that our careers are exactly the same! Kate hasn't done a period film or a literary adaptation for years."

:: Junkhearts is in cinemas now.

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