Ewan McGregor wants to direct

June 14th, 2011

Ewan McGregor would "love" to try and direct a movie.

The 40-year-old actor has never previously worked behind the camera on a film project and would like to give it a try, but is still waiting for the right project to come along.

He said: "Direct? I would love to. I've been slightly nervous about it because it's such a big idea. I also never wanted to do it just to be a director but rather to do it because I want to tell a particular story and I'm still waiting for that story to find me."

However, the Scottish star thinks part of the appeal is because it means he can be himself on a film set rather than always becoming someone else like he has to with his regular day job.

He added to the Santa Monica Mirror: "The real reason I would like to direct is so that I can turn up at work and not take off my clothes. It seems like every day I turn up for work I have to take off my clothes and put on someone else's clothes so it would be quite nice to just wear my own clothes all day."