Jennifer Aniston sees movie directing in future

Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:11pm EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - After years of starring in romantic comedies, actress Jennifer Aniston is hoping to step behind the camera and direct her first feature film.

The former "Friends" star told reporters in London that she was thinking about branching out after making more than six movies since the end of the popular TV comedy in 2004.

"I have a project in development I'm going to direct. After you get enough movies under your belt you sit back and go, 'What's next?'," Aniston, 41, was quoted as saying by Britain's The Sun newspaper on Monday.

"It's getting to a time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction," she added.

Aniston's directorial feature debut however could still be some years away. The "Bounty Hunter" and "Marley and Me" star has acting role movies in three other movies scheduled for release in 2010 and 2011.

Aniston's publicist in Los Angeles said nothing concrete had been decided and that possible projects Aniston might direct are still in the writing stage of development.

Aniston has already co-directed the 2006 short drama "Room 10" with Andrea Buchanan that won a prize at the CineVegas film festival.

If she moves into feature film directing, she would follow the likes of Hollywood actresses Drew Barrymore and Helen Hunt.

Aniston last week unveiled plans for a new perfume called Lovalie that will be launched in London this summer. She also revealed an ad campaign for the fragrance that shows her sitting on a rock at a beach wrapped only in a large towel.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant)

<p>Cast member Jennifer Aniston arrives for the premiere of the film "The Bounty Hunter" in New York March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>