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Nicola Peltz credits producer Will McCance for 'encouraging' her to direct 'Lola'

Nicola Peltz revealed she 'never thought' 'Lola' would be her first directorial

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Nicola Peltz credits producer Will McCance for 'encouraging' her to direct 'Lola'

Nicola Peltz revealed she 'never thought' 'Lola' would be her first directorial

Nicola Peltz credits producer Will McCance for encouraging her to direct Lola
Nicola Peltz credits producer Will McCance for 'encouraging' her to direct 'Lola'

Nicola Peltz got candid about her first ever directorial film Lola, which is scheduled to release in theatres on February 9, 2024.

Peltz, who gathered her friends and family for a star-studded premiere and after party of Lola on Saturday in Los Angeles, sat down with Harper Bazaar to talk about her new acting project, which also marks her directorial debut.

During her interview with the outlet, the 29-year-old model revealed why she never thought Lola would be her first directing job as she was initially hesitant to direct the film.

“I never planned on directing it,” said Nicola Peltz, adding, “I always wanted to direct. I think it's such an incredible craft and so fascinating, and I just never thought Lola would be my first job directing.” 

The wife of inspiring chef Brooklyn Beckham credited Lola's producer, Will McCance, for boosting her confidence to direct Lola.

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“I always was like, ‘I want a female director. I want to find a woman to direct this.’ I really think it has to have that feminine eye and just a specific outlook on the film,” said Peltz, who also served as the writer on the project.

While recalling how she gave everyone in the film the freedom to not just stick to Lola's script, written by her and always encouraged the cast member for any kind of input regarding the screenplay.

“I definitely told everyone on set, I was like, ‘Listen, if there is ever a line that you feel unnatural or you feel you don't want to say this or you want to word it differently, do not stick to my words. Just come tell me what feels better for you,’” Peltz told the outlet. 

She added, “I honestly think that they knew the characters so well and they're all so talented that I wanted to let them do their thing.”

Nicola Peltz went on to share that “I wanted all my actors to follow their instinct on something, a lot of the scenes, a lot of the takes—those are the ones I picked. There's just teeny little moments that happened that I was just so grateful that they did that.”

Besides Nicola Peltz, the ensemble cast of Lola includes  Richie Merritt, Trevor Long, and Raven Goodwin.

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