I think that it helps that I have acted. That said, it doesn't mean you're going to be a good director.
I can touch my toes, but I bend in a strange way. I'll never be in the Olympics.
When I think of Italy now, I think of accessories, possessions, bad TV, fake boobs, BMWs.
I came to Hollywood and I loved it. It was a great time, but in my head I was still elsewhere, in Europe. I believed in a certain cinema, which I still do believe in - a certain European cinema - and as a young woman being in America, I thought I was being taken away from that.
I love acting. I've been doing it since I was 16, and it's in my nature. It's the thing I do best. But as much as I love acting, I love cinema more. I always had a thing about creating images.