Oh, it’s essential for me. I don’t suppose I might have made this movie with anybody else, with out that stage of belief that goes again six motion pictures and 20 years. He actually, actually pushed me and I needed to be pushed. He expects excellence from you as a result of that’s what he delivers himself each single day.
Is there one thing distinctive a couple of Nolan set or movie that’s completely different from different initiatives you’ve been concerned in?
I feel it’s the extent of focus. It’s fairly exceptional. It’s laserlike, the best way he makes use of time, as a result of time, I’ve realized, is your most useful commodity while you’re on a movie set. A lot of it will get wasted. Whenever you come on a Chris Nolan set, you come on to work. There’s no telephones, there’s no chatting. There’s no video footage, there’s no screens. That’s to not say it’s not a pleasing surroundings. It’s a non-public, centered surroundings. That’s the way you get one of the best out of individuals.
By way of time, you didn’t have a lot of that in any respect proper?
No, we filmed in 57 days, and three of them have been a preshoot. So it was insane, the tempo of it, however it by no means felt rushed. We by no means left a scene behind.
Some individuals have criticized the movie for the inclusion of nude scenes. What do you make of that critique?
Effectively, I feel these issues are important for the story. Should you’re acquainted with the story, it was his relationship with Jean Tatlock which was the factor that basically made him lose his safety clearance and in the end sort of price his profession. I feel it was very important to focus on the intimacy and closeness of their relationship.
In addition to the Academy Awards ceremony, what else is sooner or later for you?
I’ve a movie referred to as “Small Issues Like These,” which I produced and acted in and that’s opening on the Berlin Movie Competition in February. I’m actually happy with the film. It’s produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. They paid for it and we produced it collectively. So I’m juggling that and attending all these occasions on the similar time.