Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Mum's the word for actor Brody

Adrien Brody is looking for the right project to direct

Adrien Brody has revealed that his mother Sylvia Plachy has been a big inspiration in his movie career.

The 40-year-old Oscar-winning actor said growing up with the renowned photographer gave him a new take on life.

"My mother Sylvia Plachy is a wonderful photographer and she's been a big inspiration to me. Visually, I've gained so much through seeing the world through her eyes (when I was) growing up and so I hope to apply that one day," he said.

Adrien, who has starred in films such as The Pianist, Midnight In Paris and The Darjeeling Limited, revealed he is waiting for the right film to direct.

"I do consider directing and have been doing so for some time. I've directed several commercials but I have not found the material and I have not unfortunately written the material for a feature film that is meaningful enough to me to embark on that journey," he explained.

"I think as a director, you're really living for much longer with the material and with all of those characters, so you really have to want to become very intimate with that, understand that and guide the process through to the end. But I love the process."

The star launched the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series: Film Competition at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival to encourage budding filmmakers to make a short film, based on a script written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher. He will also help judge the entries.

"We should encourage and cultivate creativity and imagination. It's definitely very much a part of children's thought processes, and as we become mature adults, we rein a lot of that in. I'm very happy to help encourage people to create," he said.

Adrien added: "I would be looking for something that is very unique and original."

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