No One Ever Directs Ellen Burstyn

“Directors tend to kind of let me do what I want to do. As a matter of fact, when I was doing Law & Order: Special Victims Unit … the director came up and he gave me a direction. … But as he walked away, he said, ‘You don’t mind me saying that to you, do you?’ And I said, ‘Mind? It’s the first piece of direction I’ve gotten in ten years! I love it!'”