Martin Scorsese: Filmmaking isn’t work
Martin Scorsese doesn’t see filmmaking as work.
The legendary director – who has been at the helm of over 50 films including ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ – enjoys heading to set as he doesn’t consider it to be "forced".
He told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: "I don’t like working. Work, for me, is forcing you to do something, and I have had a life where I didn’t feel I ever went to work.
"Even if I had to make a film for certain reasons, I’ve been lucky enough to have the story, actors, style, cinematic discoveries – expeditions, in a way – without being forced to do them."
Meanwhile, the 74-year-old filmmaker previously admitted he has been taken on a "deeper road" by his latest film ‘Silence’ than he has for any of his other movies.
He said: "’Silence’ has taken me on a deeper road than my previous films. I didn’t know how deep it was, and maybe I still don’t, quite honestly. I haven’t experienced a conversion on the road to Damascus; I’m still on the road. You stop a little here, stop a little there. And eventually, it’s only going to one place."
And Martin also admitted he had had such an "unpleasant" time making 2006’s ‘The Departed’.
He added: "Moral Ground Zero, I call it. All the characters killed at the end, basically everyone, and there was no place to go, after that. You know, I hardly did any press for that film. I was tired of it. I felt it was maddening.
"I mean, I like the picture, but the process of making it, particularly in the post-production, was highly unpleasant. I said, I don’t care how much I’m being paid, it’ll kill me. I’ll die. Very simply."