I’ve liked Kevin for a long time. I just think he’s a consummate actor. To see an actor like Kevin get so into it… He starts from the outside and works in. He was very concerned about his hair and his glasses and all those details. That’s where it starts. And then he works from there to get inside, to get down to the emotional core of a character. That’s a joy, to work with, and get to see, that kind of commitment.
Evan is really interesting, really talented. I liked her work in Across the Universe and she came in and took to her role immediately. You would give her one small thing and instantly she’s there, she’s got it. She was just a joy to direct.