I`ve done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they`re good reviews - you believe that and you`re lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that`s true and you read that and you`re lost.
But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film`s about. A very straightforward young woman who`s very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of.
The things that I`ve done that have totally been remembered, they`ve always started with the same kind of engine, they`ve always started with someone saying `I have to make this film - I`m going to make this film whatever the odds`.
In truth I don`t think when Landis wrote An American Werewolf he ever wrote it in terms as having an ongoing story, he wrote it as a complete piece.
I HAVE grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it`s lovely to remember being so young but it`s also good to know you grew up!
I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
(on living and working in Los Angeles) Los Angeles is like a desert. The only thing that exists is the work you do. You have that sense of living a precarious existence.
To make films is as boring as watching paint dry - you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back - the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going.
Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was.
I hope I presented what I felt the woman seemed to be about, but I couldn`t give any reason as to why she remained in the relationship other than that their relationship was very special.
I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn`t imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life.
Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I`ve been involved with are pieces of work that I`m proud of, so I`m very happy for people to focus on them.
So I`m not really quite sure what Landis` plans were to make another one. The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story.
It`s such a strange combination that I`d be unhappy to make anything like that without Landis directing.
Los Angeles is like a desert. The only thing that exists is the work you do. You have that sense of living a precarious existence.
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