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Coppola: I prefer directing movies

Sofia Coppola has revealed she has no plans to head in front of the camera again.

The director of films such as The Bling Ring, Somewhere and The Virgin Suicides appeared in some of her father Francis Ford's films when she was younger, as well as music videos, but admitted she prefers being behind the cameras.

"I don't enjoy being in front of the camera," she said.

"When I was younger, I tried lots of things so I would know what they were like. I'm glad to know but I'm happier behind the camera. I don't think [I'll act again]. It's not for me."

Sofia's new film The Bling Ring is a fictional tale based on the crimes of the real-life Bling Ring, a group of Californian teenagers who stole around three million US dollars of belongings from celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Rachel Bilson.

The filmmaker had access to Paris' real home, where some of the burglaries took place.

"It was pretty amazing that Paris Hilton let us shoot in her real house. I'd heard she even had a nightclub room. We went into her house and it was like nothing I'd seen before," she revealed.

"It was pretty exciting being in her shoe closet! I felt in my element. It's like a candy store. I really appreciate that she's been so supportive of our movie."

Paris also makes a cameo appearance. "She's more self-aware than you'd expect," Sofia said.

:: The Bling Ring is in cinemas now.

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