David Schwimmer has revealed that action seems like a 'breeze' compared to the pressures of directing.
The Friends star is back in the director's chair this week with his new project Trust, which sees him team up with Clive Owen and Catherine Keener, which tackles the subject of pedophilia.
And while Schwimmer loves his directing projects he hopes to also continuing taking on acting roles.
Speaking to MSN movies the actor said: "I love both, so I hope I can keep both plates spinning.
"Acting does seem like a breeze compared to the two or three-year journey of directing a movie, but I love acting and would love to get back to it now.
"I'll probably do that for a little bit and then take a little time before directing again, just because it takes so much time and energy."
Trust is a gritty and hard hitting movie that tackles some very current issues such as the dangers of meeting people over the internet.
And Schwimmer admits that he found directing this project very emotionally draining.
"There were times when I would end my shoot day and drive home to the apartment. After a 15-hour day, I was on auto-pilot, still buzzing from the day. I'd have a glass of wine and suddenly get really emotional.
"I'd realise the scene I shot earlier had really affected me but I didn't process it until later."
Trust is the first film for Schwimmer since he directed Run Fatboy Run back in 2007 - he has however worked on Little Britain USA.
Trust is out now.