I've never been to Hollywood. I can count the number of times I've been to Los Angeles on my hands. I've never made a movie there and I've never been there for working reasons. The only reason to go there is for silly awards shows.
I categorically resist this idea that films are supposed to be autobiographical and the only stories you tell are about your own life.
I always say, 'I really need to take a break.' It's three days in and I'm getting pretty bored.
I spent a little time in Germany as a schoolboy learning German, and it's a country I knew very well, spent a lot of time in. I knew the history very well. I've always wanted to do a piece of work about the post-war period, of one sort or another.
Mary McLeod Bethune