What was it like coming together with such a sprawling A-list cast?
"We spent a lot of time together and getting to know each other. We didn’t know each other at all when it started, and by the time that we began filming, I felt very familiar and entangled with these girls in way that seemed correct for sisters, and had made just enough happy experiences with them and had a couple of appropriate sisterly like, 'really, that’s what you’re wearing?' kind of moments where I felt like it was all
going to fall into place."
"I guess some people write diaries or backstories — I liken it to channeling. Just kidding — but kind of not kidding. But, no, I feel like when I first read this script my heart just swelled and I completely understood everything about the character. What one is not proud of is all relative. What she is not proud of could be nothing to someone else. People’s pain is so individual.
"I’m always struggling between being a realist or an idealist. Somebody said you can be both, but it depends."
"I would like to speak about Dermot. Dermot and I have been friends since My Best Friend’s Wedding. We became great pals then, and when he called me that he had gotten a part in this, we squealed like little girls, both of us, and were so excited for each other and to be back together.
"I don’t want to say where I’m going because I think that more than any person in the piece, Barbara, in the end, everyone that I’ve responded to says, 'Oh, I know exactly what she’s thinking, exactly where she’s going and what she’s going to do.' And, I haven’t heard the same answer twice. I don’t want to spoil it for anybody.