Spielberg is driven by fear

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 16:37 PM IST

Washington: Steven Spielberg has revealed that he is motivated when he deals with projects that scare him.

The acclaimed director claims that since he takes on projects that intimidate him, he is always nervous on sets of a new movie.

“Fear is what drives me. Every movie is scary for me and every day I shoot the movie is scary. And I need fear because it drives me to explore things. It keeps me looking for a new variation on constant themes,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling Britain’s Vogue magazine.

However, he admitted that he did not struggle much while working with horses on his new movie ‘War Horse’ because he has always been around them, thanks to his children.

“I’d never made a movie where a horse was the star. Or, indeed, any animal was the star. My daughter, who’s 14, is a competitive jumper. And my wife just started doing dressage. So I’ve been living with horses for the past eight years, and they’ve been part of my life for the past 16 to 17 years.

“Based on directing a movie with horses, I now feel very strongly that they’re the most intelligent animals I’ve ever come across,” he added.

The film is about a boy whose beloved pet is sold by his father to work in the trenches of World War I.

ANI