I: There’s a story here! I can see you almost want to tell it. Do it!
AJP : [laughs ] after another long, contemplative pause … ] I came very clear out of the gate: after Blood and Honey, if I ever directed again, it would have to be a certain kind of film. You know, I’m looking forward to seeing what Sam [Taylor-Johnson] does with 50 Shades and she’s amazing. I – I think they’re just … it’s funny, I think with directing, you just think: I’m better at telling some stories than others but um, who knows?
I: Both movies you’ve directed are very heavy. Somber dramas about serious subjects.
AJP: I think about that, too. The films that I’ve directed are both real stories. Even though the first one I wrote, it was based in history and you have such a responsibility – you have to be very careful of how you balance it. One day it might be fun to direct something where I don’t have to be so careful. I can be completely, completely um … bold and wild and irreverent and dark.
I: It’s good to know you still have that dark side if you need it.
AJP : [laughs ] I know!