Durst Says Limp Bizkit’s Success Has Hurt His Film Career

Fred Durst tells MTV News that he’s been working on his film projects since before , and that the band set him back in more ways than just filling up his schedule. “While the band was taking off, I was trying to have meetings with movie people,” he said. “And all being successful did was hurt me and get in the way of the movie business. They don’t take music people seriously. They’ll take you serious if they wanna throw you in a film and let you be an actor and cash in on your success while you’re hot, and that’s not what I wanted to do. I was offered all kinds of cheesy movies that were really successful to direct and I was like, ‘I’m not here to make movies like that.’ I want to make timeless movies. I want to be beside Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson and Francis Ford Coppola. I’m a real director. So it took years and years of having meetings, going through the wrong people to the right people to get to this point where I am now.” Read more.

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