Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman has revealed how his wife pushed him into directing his new movie Quartet. Dustin says that he was offered the job of directing the film but was initially going to turn it down but his wife had other ideas and made sure that he took the job.
While talking to Loose Women, Hoffman explained, “The truth is that I was never offered anything to direct, because until you have done it you don't get offered any. Hollywood is a business and they are reactive - you have to prove it first.”
He added, “In this case, I was offered the film to do but there was a clock ticking - I either had to say yes or no. At the final moment I said no, and my wife said, 'No, you're not going to say no, you are doing it', and she pushed me into it.”
Quartet stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly and Michael Gambon and centres around a home for retired Opera singers, who hold an annual concert which is interrupted by a new arrival. The movie is out now in the UK and is set for a limited release in the US on January 11.