Jessica Lange doesn’t think she’s going to work in filmmaking much longer after feeling that “creativity is secondary now to corporate profits.”
In a new interview with The Telegraph published Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress spoke about her love of photography, bouts of loneliness, never feeling comfortable with fame and why she thinks the industry is not what it used to be for performers.
The King Kong and Blue Sky star admitted that she feels “wonderful films by really great filmmakers, wonderful stories, great characters” are rare now. As a result, she is considering retiring soon from the performance industry, telling the U.K. outlet, “I think I’m going to start phasing out of filmmaking.”
When asked to clarify if she meant she’s “actually thinking of retiring,” the Tootsie actress responded, “I am.”
“I don’t think I’ll do this too much longer,” she continued. “Creativity is secondary now to corporate profits.”
The American Horror Story star and Golden Globe winner said that in today’s movie-making industry, “the emphasis becomes not on the art or the artist or the storytelling. It becomes about satisfying your stockholders.” That is something that ultimately “diminishes the artist and the art of filmmaking” for the actress.
Lange pointed to “these big comic-book franchise films” — which she says she’s “not interested in” herself — as having “sacrificed this art that we’ve been involved in … for the sake of profit.”
She also took aim at the “frantic editing” style of more modern productions, which is unlike her past films where the camera would linger and hold on an actor’s performance.
“I don’t know if it’s because the filmmakers think that they can’t hold the attention of the audience anymore,” she considered. “That kind of filmmaking drives me crazy.”
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