"I would love to direct a Star Wars," Xavier Dolan admits on the latest episode of The Filmmakers, airing this weekend. "I would love this. I love that kind of storytelling."
"Do I need it? No."
Dolan has achieved an extraordinary level success before his 30th birthday, writing and directing — and often acting — in six feature films over an eight-year span (not to mention the music video for Adele's "Hello"). And while that has surely opened the door for a move south, the home he's built in Montreal is more important to him than nabbing a Hollywood franchise.
"I'm happy here," he says in the above clip. "I bought a house here. I have my friends, my family...I'm gonna buy a dog. For me, it's not a sign of success to be working in Hollywood. The success is freedom. What I need to do to feel like I'm moving forward in my life and living my life is simply to write stories and make movies with people that I love. It can be anywhere in the world, but I need to come back home."
Watch more of Xavier Dolan on The Filmmakers this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT) on CBC Television, or stream it at cbc.ca/watch. After the episode, stick around to see this week's feature presentation, Dolan's directorial debut J'ai Tué Ma Mère (I Killed My Mother).