Eva Longoria, My World of Directing
Eva Longoria on embracing the challenge of directing and the importance of working with a strong team.
- I was intimidated so much when I was asked to direct. But I knew I was good, I mean I knew I had what it took. I used Desperate Housewives and being on set for nearly 10 years as my film school. I paid attention to where the lights went. I paid attention to camera choreography. I knew it was in me, but that doesn't help with the nerves. I was still like oh my god. But the great thing about directing is you surround yourself with people smarter than you. I mean, I surrounded myself with an amazing DPE, amazing production designer, amazing props, amazing grips, amazing crew, and they do the work. I mean, there are things that I've directed where I've imagined it one way and once you get a group of creative people in a room and they pitch you their ways. And you go, yes. Cause in my world of directing, best idea wins. And it doesn't have to be my idea.