Colin Trevorrow can’t watch any of his films.
The ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ boss has admitted it’s impossible to be “really happy” with his own films, so he avoids re-watching them because he would otherwise pick out the parts he wishes he could go back and change them.
Speaking to Collider in a joint interview with the film’s stars – including Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard – he said, “I can’t watch any of the films…everything changes all the time.
“Once you’ve directed something, it’s very hard to be really happy with your own work, but you’re constantly trying to do something that feels absolutely honorable to the source material and yet really new and different and fresh and brave is the same time.”
Meanwhile, Trevorrow previously admitted missing out on directing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was “traumatic.”
The 45-year-old director was set to helm the latter part of the trilogy sequel to the iconic sci-fi series, but backed out of the project over creative differences and now accepts there will be “heartaches” in the movie industry.
Trevorrow explained, “I’ve been very fortunate in the films that I’ve directed.
“The path I wanted to follow and the path everyone involved wanted to follow was the same. It is quite possible that people see two completely different paths through the forest.”
He added: “Obviously, as you can imagine with all of this stuff, when there’s something that’s so important to you, it can get to a traumatic point.
“But that’s one of the things that you accept when you take on a role in film, especially when you become a storyteller – that there’s going to be heartbreak. There will be crushing disappointments, and then there will be victories.
“Hopefully they balance each other out in the end.”