Jena Malone has described Paul Thomas Anderson as a 'soft welder' having worked with him on upcoming movie Inherent Vice.
Malone teamed up with Anderson for the first time on the new film - which is out at the end of the month - and says that she didn't have any real expectations of what it would be like to work with the filmmaker.
Malone revealed that the director is 'constantly re-interpreting' his own material to make it as good as it can possible be.
Speaking to Moviefone, the actress said: "I didn't have many expectations, because I know now that every director I've worked with is so different and so unique.
"They each have their own fingerprint, that I was just excited to see how he worked. I didn't know what that would be. I guess I was expecting, in a way, that it'd be more restrictive or for him to be leading these very powerful sets with not an iron fist but something like that, because his films are so uniquely his vision.
"I imagined him to be this giant craftsman but he's really this soft welder. He's constantly re-interpreting his own material, finding things that didn't work and letting those things go."
Inherent Vice sees Malone star alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Josh Brolin and is based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name.
This is the first big screen outing of the year for Malone, but we are also going to be seeing her in Bottom of the World, Angelica, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
Inherent Vice is released 30th January.
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