“[Bowie] was always very interested [in film directing] but he had his part to fulfill and he was very conscious of that. He had the wit and intelligence to concentrate on his role. He wasn’t a student from a film school, he was the central character, but the interest was there and as we became friendly he told me that he wanted to direct films. We had a very good actor/director relationship.
The respect that had begun that night in New York. I hope that’s what he felt for me because I certainly felt it for him.”
Nicolas Roeg, David Bowie: The Starzone Interviews (1985)