Saturday 7 December 2019

Winstone 'not ready' for directing

Ray Winstone is not ready to be a director just yet
Ray Winstone is not ready to be a director just yet

Ray Winstone has revealed that he doesn't feel prepared to take the director's chair yet.

Despite having more than three decades of big-screen experience under his belt, the star of films like Sexy Beast, 44 Inch Chest and Snow White And The Huntsman said he would like to direct sometime in the future.

"I'd love to one day. I have an idea of how I would like to make a film and how I would film it, but I'm not ready for that yet," he said.

"I'm enjoying doing what I'm doing. Maybe one day when I can't walk and I'm sitting there in a wheelchair, then I can scream at people, although I think you still need plenty of energy to direct."

Ray - who portrays dwarf Gort in the new Snow White tale - also admitted that there's nothing better he enjoys than watching his own works.

"I'm lucky to have done a lot of films that I like and I will watch them. I like watching them," he said.

"I'm proud of them and I'll think, 'F****** hell, that's a good film'. What's the point of not watching it? It's part of the process - it's like doing a painting and not signing it."

The 55-year-old added: "You wanna know where you've gone wrong and whether it's entertaining. You've worked hard enough so you might as well enjoy it."

Nick Frost, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan and Bob Hoskins also play dwarves in Snow White And The Huntsman, which opens in cinemas on May 30.

PA Media

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