First and foremost, I was drawn to the story. For me that’s where it always starts. When I read the script for The Conspirator, I was taken aback by the fact that it was really not about the assassination or Booth as much as it was about this personal story that takes place in the aftermath of the assassination, centering on this woman who ran a boarding house and the fellow who had to defend her. It’s set against the backdrop of one of the most famous events in our nation’s history, but at its core, it is deeply personal. I like that juxtaposition, to get inside a piece of history and tell a part of the story that remains relatively unknown.