Catherine is in the middle of her life and struggling as the things she once loved are losing their vibrancy, particularly her marriage. Chloe attempts to seduce David on several occasions and reports back to Catherine with the details. Catherine quickly becomes conflicted eager to end the arrangement, but caught in the middle of the troubling discoveries and her own atypical intrigue.
Sounds like a classic story of amour, right? Okay, the prostitute thing may push Chloe into more divisive territory, but the element that solidifies it as a film that could suffer from backlash or gain admiration, depending on your taste in this type of material, is the girl-on-girl action. Not sure how you feel about that? Perhaps Moore can elucidate on that issue more eloquently than I have. Check out what Moore had to say about her moment with Seyfried, as well as her experience working with Neeson and director Atom Egoyan.
I basically just choose stuff based on story. And if the story is compelling — I like behavior, I like relationships. At a certain point in my career I realized that most of my movies are about relationships.
The funny thing about my films is that you can make little piles of them. You could make little piles of the movie that were family movies, you could make a little art movie pile, you could make a little action movie pile. Can you tell us about working with Liam and what he brought to this film? He has a unique combination of being somebody who seems extremely emotionally nuanced and also highly masculine at the same time, which is something you really needed for this role.
He needs to be this kind of loose figure. And how about Amanda? Amanda too was very lovely. The thing that impressed me the most about her was how incredibly receptive she was and present as an actor.
She never got ahead of the material. Everything we had to do was very nuanced and slow. She was always very very present, like I said, very receptive, very much available too, which was quite impressive to me. Erin said she wrote Catherine with you in mind. Did you know that before officially signing on? I had no idea.
She told me that much later. She told me that on the set. Do you mean was it different because it was a girl? Amanda and I had been working together and had done most of our stuff at that point, so we were comfortable with each other. We knew where the camera was, we knew how many shots there were, we knew how many setups there were.
What was it about Catherine that you identified most with being a wife and mother? So many movies are about getting married. Was it 14, 15 years ago? The idea that this is a woman who is in this middle of her life and in the middle of her marriage and suddenly found herself struggling with it, thinking about it, it was really novel. How to we do it? It sounds simplistic to say it, but so often in film everyone has the expectation that what an actor is saying is what they mean, when in fact, life is rarely that way.
Did you guys see The September Issue? Well, I mean, my god! The behavior in that was phenomenal. What was the most challenging aspect of this role? Keeping it within the balance of normal behavior. You always have a ton of films in the works. And what about your return to the As the World Turns? I did it already.
It was nice to see them. Has the dynamic between you and Bart changed at all? When he writes something, are you 1 on his list? What does he get out of you that no other director can?