Superstar Madonna is dumping her acting dreams to become a director, because film-making is "easier".
The Material Girl believes she is too creative to be an actress and has hailed directing as a better way to express her talents.
She tells the New York Post: "I'm more interested in directing now. I've so many tales to tell.
"Making movies for me was never about being a big movie star, it was about being a good actress.
"But it's not easy with the critics going after you before the movie is even released. It's easier to be a visionary as a director."