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Fear stopped Olivia Wilde from making directorial debut

first_imgLos Angeles, Jun 16 (PTI) Olivia Wilde says the fact that she never went to film school held her back from making her directorial debut until she decided to take the plunge with “Booksmart” this year. The 35-year-old actor-turned-director has helmed the critically-acclaimed comedy, starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. “Fear. For a long time, I was insecure that I hadn’t been to film school,” Wilde told PorterEdit when asked about turning director. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography She also said she would continue to act as she loves learning from other directors. “… Then I realised my career was film school, because I was shadowing brilliant directors, seeing different techniques and asking endless questions, and I continue to do that. That’s why I think I have to keep acting, so I can keep learning,” the actor said. “Booksmart” follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, who, on the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends suddenly realise that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night. The film released last month.last_img read more

Nigerian arrested for fraud

The Nigerian was produced before the Wattala Magistrate and remanded till August 19 while further investigations continue. The police media unit said that several complaints had been received where emails or SMS messages were sent out saying the receiver had won money. A Nigerian man has been arrested for fraud committed in Sri Lanka, the police media unit said today.The police said that the Nigerian and his accomplices had sent out emails and SMS messages to people saying they had won money through the UN and duped them to send money to bank accounts as customs fees. The police urged the public to not fall prey to such false emails and SMS messages and instead to first double check the information.The police also said that the public can approach the nearest police station and lodge a complaint if they receive suspicious emails of SMS messages. (Colombo Gazette) read more