ROAD TO PERDITION star Jennifer Jason Leigh has hit out at her American acting colleagues as "boring" and "tedious".

The 43-year-old beauty believes British stars set a far better example to aspiring actors because they are not afraid to have a good time.

She tells UK magazine Empire, "They (Brits) have fun, they don't take themselves too seriously.

"It's not all about the next movie. They're not on the phone all the time.

"A lot of American actors are like that too, but a lot of them are so into the whole star machine, which is so f**king boring and tedious to be around."