Tonight’s scene was easily the hardest scene I’ve had to film to date. It was a late addition, one that Bill wrote based in part on conversations we’ve had about how we’re preparing for our kids’ teenage years.
It was hard to act, I think, because it was more emotionally vulnerable than I’d have written for myself. Based on things I’ve thought and said, shot in my daughter’s room, in a story about my deepest struggle, I couldn’t help but be shot forward 10 or 15 years.
This is why I can’t wait for you to see the film and why I’m utterly terrified for you to see it. If I ever stop feeling that way, I’ll know I’m not doing it right. Because to create something worthwhile is to live in that uncomfortable tension. And that’s what this film is all about.