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Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde are stepping behind the camera this month to bring the stories of Glamour magazine to life. The three actresses are each directing a short film based on true-life stories of Glamour readers (the magazine, like WWD, is owned by Condé Nast Publications.) The films will premiere on Oct. 24 at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles.
Wilde — who was named as a face of Revlon earlier this week — took a practical view: “I think it will make me a much better actress and it seems like something every actor should do at least once,” she said. “Actors so often walk onto a set and believe that the process starts when we arrive and it ends when we leave. So I think the greatest discovery is how much work happens when the actors are not there. Also, I’ve always kind of mourned the small number of female directors in this business and I kind of complain about it a lot without doing anything. So instead of whining about there being a lack of female directors, why don’t I become one and create my own story. So it’s been a dream for a long time.”