Date: 5th July 2001

Jennifer Jason Leigh To Abandon Acting For Directing?

SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (1992) star JENNIFER JASON LEIGH wants to move into writing and directing after working as screenwriter and director on her new film ANNIVERSARY PARTY, THE (2001).

The actress, who turns 40 next year (02), co-wrote and co-
directed the drama - about a married couple on divergent life and career paths -with Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING.

And Jennifer found the experience so satisfying, she's seriously
considering making a permanent move to behind the camera. "There's just nothing more fun in the world," she enthuses, adding she's been offered countless opportunities to direct other people's screenplays but only wants to work with material she's written herself.

Leigh, who started working on Anniversary Party, The (2001) after going through a romantic break-up, adds, "I'll always want to act. But the nice thing is now I can write myself great parts."

Source: WENN