Stephen: I never expected to become a director. It never occurred to me to come to America, to Hollywood. It's all been a wonderful accident. I'm still amazed every time I finish a film. I'm the opposite of Steven Spielberg who's obsessed about making films since he was a child. It's all come as a surprise; I'm finding my way through the dark.
Stephen: I like a lot of takes. I just go on until the actors get it right.
Stephen: I like making films about different cultures. I'm interested in things that I've never encountered before. I try to put myself in the audience's position.
Stephen: Isn't that what Joan Collin's success is based on? People love bitches. The more dreadful they are, the more awful things they say, the more heavenly they are.
Stephen: There's one thing now that I experience every day when I'm making a film. I get up and think to myself, am I going to be able to do it today? I figure as long as I have that fear, I'll be alright.