Swedish director Daniel Espinosa has revealed how he felt a lot of pressure while working on his latest project Safe House, as he had to work with big Hollywood stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Daniel admitted that he had to focus more than ever before but also stated that, while he was nervous, making any film is a lot of pressure anyway.
Espinosa explained, “I did. I felt the pressure in the way that, when you stand with someone like Denzel Washington, who’s been directed by people like Ridley Scott, you know that this is a man who’s used to getting brilliant direction, you know? So that makes you more focused. You have to approach it diligently, and you have to be well-prepared when you’re on set. So in that sense, yes, it was terrifying.”
He added, “But, I mean, making a movie is terrifying. It’s an absurd trade. You go away and do something for three or four years, in a way, and then you suddenly have to put it out. You have to let the rest of the world judge you – or applaud you. So making any movie, in Sweden or in America, doesn’t allow me to eat or sleep. My anxiety levels are high. I’m equally terrified by projects in America and Sweden.” Safe House is out now in the US and is released in the UK on February 24.