You play acerbic best friend April. Do you find it unusual that a film has so many strong female characters?
That’s what drew me to it. These four very strong, potent, fabulous women characters. We’re not talking about men and children, but world affairs. It’s powerful.
How was Potter as a director?
Sally sees everything. She doesn’t miss a moment, she doesn’t miss a gesture. I remember I walked to the door in a scene. She said, “You know I’m watching you walk to that door – walk again. Go.” She knew exactly what she wanted. It was refreshing.
Have you ever shot a whole movie in two weeks before?
Well, Woody Allen is a bit like that – though you have a bit more time. But I’ve never shot a film in two weeks. I’ve shot a film in three, but not two. Two was… woo! Often actors, we sit around and tell stories, but here we were working every day. It was also nice to come to work every single day on a film. We never really had days off.
Have you ever dated anyone quite like Bruno Ganz’s new-age character?
No, I’ve never dated anyone quite like Bruno’s character, Gottfried! But the night is young! JM