Courteney Cox recently stepped behind the camera for her feature-length directorial debut, Just Before I Go. However, she isn’t content to just helm someone else’s work.
Since the Friends alum has already conquered the world of acting, she recently decided to shift gears. Courteney Cox recently opened up about her first time in the director’s chair during a chat with the folks at Entertainment Weekly. Although the actress seemed to enjoy making a movie, Courteney admitted that she also wants to try her hand at writing.
“I would like to write. If I could sit down long enough to do it, I think it would be great. It would be really cathartic for me. What I love most are character pieces. Every movie I’ve ever loved has always been about the characters. Simple, real, human stories. I remember when I was 10, I saw The Way We Were,” Cox explained.
She continued, “Out of all the movies I could have snuck into, I chose that one. I remember I was so taken by it I had to be ushered out of the theater, because I was crying so hard. And I just think I was really a sensitive kid, and when I think of all my favorite movies, Ordinary People or Kramer vs. Kramer, all of them have that thread. So I’d do something like that.”
While working on her directorial debut was definitely an extraordinary experience, Courteney Cox admitted that it came with its fair share of stress. The actress-turned-director said she had only 23 days to film everything she needed to complete Just Before I Go. Cox explained that the process was a little different than shooting stuff for television.
“They just want to tell the story on TV. So you have to learn to do it quickly. For features, you get to tell a story with more depth and spend more time with the characters, but that means you have to figure out the balance of how much you can get done in a day,” Courteney told the publication.
Since Cox clearly wants to continue moving her career forward, she has no desire to return to the Friends universe anytime soon. The Inquisitr previously reported that Courteney shot down rumors about a possible reunion during her recent chat with David Letterman. When asked if she’s tired of the question, Cox admitted that it does get a little tiresome.
“Only because once you say, ‘Well, I’d like it,’ then they have to contact every other cast member and be like, ‘Courteney’s into it!’ And then I get in trouble. It’s not gonna happen,” she explained.
Are you looking forward to seeing Courteney Cox’s directorial debut Just Before I Go?