Ben Stiller is taking his career in a more dramatic direction these days.
The “Zoolander” star is set to appear on “CBS Sunday Morning” this weekend to talk about his latest project as director—but not actor—the based-on-a-true-story TV series “Escape at Dannemora”.
“I had the best time working on this. Yeah, it really – it was a personal revelation, directing and not acting,” Stiller says, adding that the experience, “confirmed my suspicions that I would enjoy it a lot more.”
The seven-part drama stars Benicio del Toro and Paul Dano as criminals plotting a prison breakout with the aid of a prison employee played by Patricia Arquette.
Stiller also says that the series represents the kind of stories he currently attracted to on an “internal level”, and adds that he doesn’t see himself doing many comedies in the near future.
“I’m not really that interested in doing that kind of stuff now,” Stiller he says. “That’s just where I’m at in life.”
The full interview is set to air during “CBS Sunday Morning” on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. ET.