Paz de la Huerta Is Directing Now

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Paz De La Huerta poses backstage at the Diesel Black Gold Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 94 on February 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images for IMG) Photo: Henry S. Dziekan III/2011 Getty Images

Blood-bathing Boardwalk Empire star Paz de la Huerta has just finished directing her first film, she tells the Observer. "It's my version of The Red Shoes," says de la Huerta. "[It's] about a woman who's unique, and lives in a small village, and is ostracized for being different, for being talented, and then she makes a horrible mistake and because the people in the village are so — you know — jealous of her, they don't forgive her, and we are all human, you know. And we all suffer." Especially at the hands of our mean, womb-punching sisters! But actually, de la Huerta (who also stars in the untitled film) has another pilloried celebrity in mind: "Look what just happened to Amy Winehouse! Maybe had she not seen so many bad pictures of herself she would have gotten more self esteem and not been so self-destructive." [NYO]