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It’s making it electronically quicker to break up. It’s not really affecting the real content, it’s just the cosmetics — you meet people quicker, you can lose people quicker. But, you know, it doesn’t really affect anything significant. You’re still going to have trouble. It’s a sad situation for everybody and the electronics, you know, just facilitates the anxiety.
Filming “To Rome With Love” with Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwin and Ellen Page — in Italy — sounds like a dream. Did you ever stop and think, “This is really amazing”?
Yeah. Every single day. We couldn’t stop laughing. It felt rude to smile like an idiot every time Woody Allen would speak to us because it was just a shocking experience to be in the same room. Luckily, we all kind of felt it, so it felt like we could at least commiserate with feeling so uncomfortable and it was great… I imagine that’s what it must be like for anybody who goes onto a set of his. I mean, it’s impossible to be in this business and not in some way idolize him. So, yeah, it was like, every day — really thrilling.
What does a Woody Allen script look like?
I’ve heard the stories about being on-set and him telling the actors to say whatever you want and don’t worry about the script. But at the same time, his dialogue is so famous and specific and original and unique to him…and obviously his prose is so wonderful as well. I was curious to see how it looks and it looked a lot more normal than I expected. It looked kind of just like a normal script. But I guess because the movie scripts, in his case, are not a blueprint for investors, he can get away with saying things like, “They go to a beautiful site and there’s a beautiful shot of Rome.” Whereas scripts that are blueprints for investors have to say things like, “The sexiest woman in the world comes out and sleeps with this average man,” so the audience can live vicariously through him.