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Radnor reveals directing nerves

Published 29/03/2011 | 12:57

Josh Radnor is enjoying positive reviews for his new film
Josh Radnor is enjoying positive reviews for his new film

Josh Radnor has admitted he had sleepless nights while making his directorial debut.

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The How I Met Your Mother Star is enjoying critical acclaim with happythankyoumoreplease, the story of a group of young people in New York trying to figure out their lives.

"There was no reason that I should be directing this movie other than like it's a confidence game being like "sure, I can direct this movie," and they're like "really?" And you're like "yeah," and then they turn around and you're like "how am I going to direct this movie?" You know? But you put your poker face on and you do it," he revealed.

The film - which stars Pablo Schreiber, Kate Mara and Malin Akerman - had a great reception on the film festival circuit and picked up the Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Josh, 36, also plays struggling writer Sam in the film and said the project was a great learning curve.

"It was almost like drawing on everything I've ever learned in my life and not just about acting or directing. It was about interpersonal skills or just being a member or a leader or being a part of a community."

And the star, who plays main charactor Ted in How I Met Your Mother, revealed the set of the hit TV show was deceptively small.

"You see Ted and Robin's apartment and then you walk 5 feet and you're like the bar is right here? It's all really close together. One thing that always astonishes me is they'll have Marshall and Lily's apartment in one episode and then you won't see it for three episodes and they'll build it and they'll take it down.

"They'll put it up and it looks amazing and then they'll take it down."

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