You can, but the rules have changed for me. I had a run there with three consecutive films that were “Out of sight”, “Three Kings” and “Oh brother, where are you”. If any of these scripts came to me with a role that I could play, I would, but those scripts are rare. I’m not bored with acting, I’m more concerned with the idea that I really know how careers are going, because I’ve already seen: my aunt Rosemary was a great singer and so she wasn’t. Things change, I know that. I have no interest in giving up, but you have to reevaluate what you’re going to be good at.
Have you thought about working with some newer directors instead of the established ones?
I saw some movies where I think, “Oh, this is really interesting, smart cinema”, but you also need to know the directors a little bit. I have to know that they love what they do and are not [jerks].
Why have you had this experience before?
Well, I had this experience a few times and I had to say, “Life is too short.” We can do something that most people I know would love to do for a living, so you should be celebrating it. I remember when I was young, I heard movie stars talking about how difficult their lives were and I was cutting tobacco for a living! I was like, “I want you to tell me how great that is. “I want to work with people who love what they do.
Paul Newman used to say, “Yes, it’s fun!” In the last years of his life, we became friends and it really seemed that he simply loved what he did for a living. He was friends with Gregory Peck, and they never disappointed in real life who they were like movie stars.
I don’t want people who are screaming and screaming and are angry at the world. Once, I was at a round table of directors with a director who said, “I destroy the actors. I’m going to do 40 shots until they have nothing. “I looked at him like an actor and thought,” Man, I’m never going to work with you. “
Joel Schumacher passed away earlier this year. He directed you in “Batman & Robin”. What is the best story you can tell about him from this set?