Oz the Great and Powerful star Rachel Weisz has spoken of her love for "off-centre" independent films.

The 43-year-old actress said some commercial films aren't as "interesting" to her as small budget projects.

Speaking to Esquire magazine, Weisz said: ''Some of the material I'm attracted to is not... It's just not commercial. Which means it's really... interesting, you know? It's off-centre. It doesn't fit a genre. I'm not trying to sound like I'm unaware; I understand that it's a business to some extent.

''But I also think that with independent film, the stakes are not that high... It's about creativity rather than merchandising.''

Weisz recently confirmed that she will not be working on David Cronenberg’s next movie, Maps to the Stars.