Actresses Turn Directors for ‘Glamour’

Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria sign on

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Actresses Olivia Wilde, Eva Longoria, and Zoe Saldana are the three latest actresses moving behind the cameras to direct for Glamour magazine's Reel Moments project, WWD reports.

The actresses will each direct a short film based on real-life stories of Glamour readers. The project, being underwritten by Clarisonic, began in 2005 and has already attracted names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston.

Longoria will bring to life the story of 35-year-old Alex, who was forced to decide whether or not to have a double mastectomy. She's currently casting the film and will begin shooting in August.

Saldana’s story, “Kaylien,” revolves around an autistic girl. The film was shot earlier this month and stars Bradley Cooper and Malin Ackerman. Saldana also enlisted the help of her Avatar colleagues. “It took three days to shoot because even though it’s short, it was the first Glamour film with motion capture, stunts, and special effects,” Saldana said.

Wilde, who was named a Revlon spokesmodel earlier this week, joined the project not just for the directorial experience, but also to shed light on women in the industry. “Instead of whining about there being a lack of female directors, why don’t I become one and create my own story,” she said.

@adweekemma Emma Bazilian is Adweek's features editor.