Courteney Cox won’t direct

Friday, Jul 24, 2009

Courteney Cox has admitted she wouldn’t like to direct an episode of Friends. The actress made her directorial debut in Hollywood, with her short film The Monday Before Thanksgiving being screened at the LA Shorts Fest 09. But she said she saw herself directing “features or movies-of-the-week rather than episodic TV”. She added: “I would love to direct more, it’s perfect for my personality. I just like doing it, I think it’s great.”

Courteney said working with people she knew and trusted on the film had been a huge advantage as a director. “I had the crew that I was working with on Dirt, so it was perfect,” she said. But the actress admitted she’d had some rather impressive tips on how to approach her first shoot from Fight Club director David Fincher. “I actually went to dinner with him and I said ‘David I need help’ and we sat down and he gave me four hours of his time. He gave me some guidelines and thoughts and it really helped,” she explained.