Helen Hunt on her career: I didn’t want to be overwhelmed by movie roles | Entertainment
Helen Hunt didn’t want to be a “life sentence” in the theater industry.
The 57-year-old actress won an Oscar for her role in the 1997 romantic comedy, “As Good as It Gets”, but admits she took a step back because she didn’t want her life to be consumed by parts of movie.
Helen – who also starred in the hit TV sitcom ‘Mad About You’ – said, “It was weird after winning the Emmy and the Oscar at the same time, but I wanted to have a life. afraid of being sentenced to life in the industry so I decided to take a step back on some projects.
“People ask, ‘What happened? “, And I answer:” I don’t know, I didn’t stop for a second. “
Helen explained that her appearances in high-profile films such as “Twister” showed that she still has a star-studded appeal.
Appearing on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast, she said, “Twister was huge. All the kids say,” Oh, you were in Twister. “I also did ‘Cast Away’ and ‘What Woman Want’.
The “The Sessions” star has also gone behind the camera on films such as “Then She Found Me” and “Ride” and was happy to have the opportunity to create her own stories.
Helen said: “I would never have written and directed my own thing if I had been offered a ton of movies.”
The star reflected on her experience trying to break into the directing world and said she can appreciate the frustration of female filmmakers.
Helen shared, “The thing with achieving as a woman is that until they give you a pilot or a huge franchise their wet bandages.
“If you’re a woman and you make a movie at Sundance that works well, you start over. If you’re a guy, you can get a giant franchise movie.
“I hate to complain, but I had this experience.”