M. Night Shyamalan admitted that upon learning his movie 'Glass' had negative reviews he couldn't help but cry.
The 48-year-old filmmaker admitted that upon learning his superhero movie - which is a sequel to 'Unbreakable' and 'Split' and is the final chapter in his 'Eastrail 177' trilogy - was taking a critical beating back in January, he couldn't help but break down, despite preparing to make a television appearance.
Speaking at NYU's Stern School of Business, where he delivered the 2019 Ashok C. Sani Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence lecture, he said: "I was in London when I heard the US reviews for 'Glass' were poor, I was in a make-up chair for a TV show, and I cried.
But the 'Sixth Sense' director went on to explain that the first reaction to the film - which ended up making nearly $247 million worldwide - were overwhelmingly positive and meant he was even more upset when he received his negative feedback because he wasn't "prepared" for it.
He continued: "We'd just come back from the London screenings, which were through the roof. We had only great screenings of the movie around the world. So essentially I wasn't prepared.