Speaking with Variety, The Hunger Games actor opened up about going behind the camera for the project.
“It was challenging for sure,” he admitted. “That was the thing I was the most nervous about going in, just because I love acting and directing so much and I respect both of them immensely, so to have to take on both simultaneously was daunting.”
Josh adds about his decision to take the leap into the director’s chair now: “I’ve had a few opportunities over the years to direct and I’ve written a couple shorts that I was going to direct, but there was something about just being too overly ambitious and too young. It’s such a responsibility to direct a movie.”
“It’s real leadership and with age, you gain some seniority and feel a little more grounded and confident in yourself,” he continued. “It was waiting until it felt right and this came across as a crossing point between those two factors: me always wanting to direct and now finally confident enough to do it, and this project sort of came into my life.”
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