Directors who have chosen their loved ones

Patiently waiting for my significant other to cast me on a movie as well.


Mike Flanagan has directed his wife, Kate Siegel, in several horror movies and shows, including Oculus, Shhh, Gerald’s Game, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Haunting of Hill House, Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass.

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Kate is just one of the actors who starred in several Mike Flanagan projects. She said Weekly entertainment, “There will always be the Flanagan family. We love working together.” She and Mike also named their daughter Theo, after Kate’s character in The The Haunting of Hill House.


Olivia Wilde picked and directed her ex-fiance Jason Sudeikis in Booksmart when they were still together.

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Olivia joked with Entertainment tonight, “His whole relationship with me has been a long audition for Booksmart and he nailed it. Asked about working alongside Jason, she shared, “There’s always a shortcut that comes with being someone’s closest partner, but I loved being able to release him because he’s there. one of the best improvisers in the world. And I just loved that we made him take this information that we had in the script and use it. … We were dying of laughter behind the monitor all the time. I thought, ‘This is remarkable.’ “


Helena Bonham Carter appeared in several Tim Burton films when they were together, such as Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, Big Fish, Planet of the Apes, and Lemony Snicket, a series of unfortunate events.

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Helena once joked with the Irish time and said, “I never had a free ride with Tim because I slept with him. I always auditioned. And gave him two kids and everything!”


John Krasinski directed and starred alongside his wife, Emily Blunt, for A quiet place and worked with her again in A Quiet Place, Part II.

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Emilie said Deadline, “I remember John showing me a small piece of a scene at the start of the cut, as he was trying to find the rough cut. It was when the basement was flooded with water. John, this is so cool !’ And as he knows, we Brits don’t get too easily excited, unless we really mean it, so I think he knew I meant it. “


Angelina Jolie directed Brad Pitt in By the sea, which was their first movie together since meeting on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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Sadly, the couple divorced soon after this movie. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Angelina share, “I’m glad we did [By the Sea] because we explored something together. Either way, it might not have solved some things, but we communicated something that needed to be communicated to each other. “


Janet Mock directed her boyfriend, Angel Bismark Curiel, in several episodes of Pose.

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Angel said Attitude that her relationship with Janet informed her Pose performance. He said: “I came home with this amazing black trans woman who was so open and so vulnerable on so many levels, and so willing to share her experiences and open up to me so that I could really, really seeing her in all of her All I did was make me want to take better care of black trans women on set, because I had this amazing woman that I want to love, that I want to take care, which I want to see grow and prosper and stay safe and secure in this world that often does not care for and protect black trans women. “


Kate Winslet got the script for Revolutionary route of her agent and convinced her then-husband Sam Mendes to lead him.

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Kate told the New York Times that she got the script from her agent and immediately fell in love with it, and producer Scott Rudin told her, “The perfect director for this lives in your house,” so she said to Sam, “Baby , you have to do this. ‘”


Frances McDormand has starred in several films by her husband Joel Coen, including Fargo, Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn’t There, and Burn after reading.

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At Rome Film Festival, Frances said the key to their strong marriage was “to have different stories to tell.” She continued, “While we’ve collaborated on films a lot, we’ve both had really self-sustaining careers so we’ve always had new things to say to each other.”


Kenneth Branagh cast and led his then-wife Emma Thompson in Henry V, Dead Again, Peter’s Friends, and A lot of noise for nothing.

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Kenneth once said Weekly entertainment, “As a director, I chose to employ Emma, ​​not because she is my wife, but because she is really a very good actress and someone who combines a lot of wit and intelligence with an ability to convey a very strong emotion. And you don’t. “I don’t often find this combination. It is undeniably one of the best we have. And I enjoy his company, of course. “


Tim Robbins chose his former partner, Susan Sarandon, in dead man walking, a role for which she won her first Oscar.

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When Charlie Rose asked if Susan was Tim’s first casting choice, he noted, “Well, absolutely. She’s the best working actress.”


Seth Rogen convinced his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, to cast him in her movie Like Father.

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Seth said Jimmy fallon that he almost didn’t get the part and had to convince Lauren to choose it. He said, “She was like, ‘I don’t know… the character is not like you.’ I finally convinced her to let me go. ”


Dax Shepard directed and starred alongside his wife, Kristen Bell, in Hit and run and Chips.

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Dax said Entertainment tonight that Kristen first watched her movies. He also said she had to convince him for her Chips role, “Because I was probably going to ask an actress that I knew I thought was funny for a favor, but she read it and she said,” I want to play Karen. I said, ‘But you’re so nice and this person is such a terrible person.’ And she says to me ‘I can do this.’ I think she not only did it, but was actually right. It’s more fun to see someone you know really well be such a jerk. I think there is another level of fun in it. “


Leslie Mann has starred in several films of her husband Judd Apatow, such as The 40-year-old Virgin, stunned, and It’s 40.

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Leslie explained that the fact that her husband realizes his sex scene is not as embarrassing as she would expect. She share, “He doesn’t get jealous, and it’s really weird. I think if we had mood lighting and it was a serious sex scene, it might get awkward. But it’s so wacky that I don’t think he cares. “


Lauren Morelli cast and directed his wife, Samira Wiley, in a short film titled Hmm.

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Samira and Lauren met on the set of Orange is the new black, and in an interview with Bust Magazine, Samira said, “I was really drawn to Lauren’s mind before I met Lauren the person. I got her script and I was like, ‘This person is really talented, I can’t wait to meet this person. anybody.'”


Guy Ritchie was married to Madonna when he chose her in his movie Swept away.

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Years later, Guy shared some of his learnings while working on the film. He noted, “There were some issues. One was doing it with my ex-wife, and two were doing it on the back of my previous films. ”


Dave Franco chose his wife, Alison Brie, to star in his directorial debut, Location.

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Originally Dave was Assumed star in the movie alongside Alison, except he would play his brother-in-law. But in the end, he decided not to participate and chose Jeremy Allen White instead.


Jane Wagner starred and directed his wife, Lily Tomlin, in Moment by Moment.

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At the Lambda Literary Awards, Jane noted, “When I gained confidence, it was thanks to Lily, who believed in my work. We liked similar things, and it was quite remarkable that we were on the same page, aesthetically. Her Appreciating my job made all the difference to me. I saw her motivation. I saw her drive, and her strength taught me something. “


Janicza Bravo cast and directed her ex-husband, Brett Gelman, in Lemon.

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Brett Recount the blacklist, “I think there are things … the darker parts of me and her, that inspired the whole idea of ​​the movie and the character. So most of the time I was following her. example, and it was really fun doing that and being able to do it – you know, I was kind of the Scottie Pippen for his Michael Jordan. “


Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig wrote Francoise Ha together, then she played it and he made it.

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Greta said the hollywood reporter, “It’s exciting to have mutual recognition of the work that he and I have both put into [our movies]. There is a feeling of wanting to show off for each other. At least from me. I remember when I showed Noah cuts or drafts of Little woman. He’s my favorite filmmaker and my favorite writer. It means everything to me that he thinks it’s good. “


Melissa McCarthy has starred alongside her husband, Ben Falcone, in many films he has directed, including Tammy, Life of the Party, Superintelligence, and Thunder Force.

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When asked if it was weird seeing his wife kissing other men, Ben joked, “That’s totally fine. You know, Melissa dated a lot of guys. It’s part of the job, so I don’t think that’s something either of us thought about it so much. that people think we do. “


Finally, Zach Braff directed Florence Pugh in a short film titled In the time it takes to get there, and they started dating soon after. What’s more, he’s also set to direct her in a new movie titled A good person.

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Florence has forbidden her relationship with Zach on several occasions following criticism on social media. Back in summer, she noted, “I don’t need you telling me who I should and shouldn’t like. It’s not your place, and really, it has nothing to do with you.”

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