Media 66 Interviews Lucy Liu
LUCY LIU ON DIRECTING
LUCY LIU ANSWERS A FEW QUESTIONS WITH MIKLOS WRIGHT OF MEDIA 66
Media 66: What are three of your core intentions for directing?
Lucy Liu: Teamwork
I don’t consider myself a director with a singular vision. To me directing isn’t a power position, it’s about sharing the creative space with other people that are experts at what they do. Together we can craft a shared vision that’s much more powerful than what I could do on my own.
Entertainment and storytelling are magical and can give people hope, make them laugh, make them cry - make them feel. It’s my job to bring those expressions to life.
I feel like I have a slight advantage working with actors because I’ve worked in front of the lens. I know what it feels like to have a great director inspire you. I work hard to communicate with the actors to bring out their best performances, and the subtleties are important to me. .