Courteney Cox: I can relate to ‘Just Before I Go’

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - May 15, 2013

Just Before I Go is Courteney Cox’s directorial debut and she says she wanted to direct the comedy since it related to her personality.

Speaking to Britain’s HELLO! Magazine, the actress said: ”It kind of shows that when you think something is going on with you, you realize, as you look out, that everyone is struggling and we all have our issues.

”I was also drawn to the hilarity and subversive humor. Between the heartfelt stuff and the crazy obscure humor, it was perfect for my personality. It was grounded yet outrageous.”

Courteney’s film had its premiere at the Tribeca film festival recently and she admits she was so nervous she forgot what she wanted to say.


”Going up there and seeing people watching the movie at a festival where they’re expecting something – I don’t know, I just got really nervous. I meant to say that Coco, my daughter, sang the opening song, but I forgot,” Cox said.

However, stepping behind the camera to make the movie wasn’t stressful for her.

She said: ”What surprised me was that it didn’t make me nervous. I was more nervous the first time directing Cougar Town, thinking about how I was going to bring something different and be as fast as possible – nobody wants to be there longer than you have to.”

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2 responses to “Courteney Cox: I can relate to ‘Just Before I Go’”

  1. Guillard says:

    I am a bit surprised, I gotta say. Packed house at tribeca full of grateful, teary-eyed folks thanking the cast for delivering such a “heartfelt” movie. I didn’t think it was perfect, production value-wise, but I never would have expected this kind of a reaction. Seemed totally at odds with what I experienced. Is the bridge this wide between audiences and critics? Ugh.

  2. Alric says:

    Ouch! Someone took this movie very personally…
    I had friends who saw the movie at Tribeca and they loved the movie. I’m definitely going to see it.