Frances, starring Jessica Lange, is one of those movies that for me was quite connected to my wanting to be an actor. I had obviously been to the movies many times as a young person, but I think I was about 14, or 15 when I was at home on a Sunday, and this movie I turned a channel, and it was on cable, or whatever cable was at that time. And it was midway through the movie, and I just was transfixed and went out, back when we could go to the video store, and I rented it, so I could watch it from the beginning. And to me, it s just an extraordinary portrait of an actress. Frances Farmer, I didn t have knowledge about her and her work, but also whatever I knew of her working-wise, I certainly didn t know anything about her real life, which is really tragic, and a painful movie to watch.Jessica Lange gives one of the greatest performances, and it was my introduction to Kim Stanley, who is actually the screensaver on one of my cell phones. [The pictures is] from her performance in Bus Stop, not from Frances; it’s just been on my phone for I don t even know how long. And just again, there s a thematic thread here [with Frances]: it s another story about mother and daughter. At its core that s what it s about. And I just find it incredibly powerful. It was just like watching two acting titans and thinking, Oh, if that s what acting is, I want to do that. And of course, I ve come to learn that a lot of times acting doesn t get to be that, but every once in a while you get to touch on that, and it was really inspiring – and another movie poster I had in house.What was it like then to get to work so closely and frequently with Jessica Lange?Well, that was one of those moments that I ll never forget. I actually first worked with her on Broadway. We did a production in 2005 of Glass Menagerie, which is where we first met when I was about 29 years old. And I ll never forget sitting in a room waiting, which was part of the process of getting a job, but you had to do your final audition with Jessica. And for someone like me, who is such an enormous fan [of Jessica] – she’s someone who I credit with really igniting the acting fire for me, and someone whose career I would love to have emulated, so it s a very big scary day for me. I remember hearing her walk down the hallway. And I remember saying out loud – without even realizing it – I said, Oh, gosh, here she comes. And I didn t even realize I said it out loud, and I was in a room full of people: the directors, the casting directors. I m sure they were just absolutely terrified that I was gonna blow the whole thing by not being able to speak, but… Now, [working with Jessica] has evolved into something where I don t burst into tears every time I get a phone call from [her]. Do you know what I mean? It s landed in a place where I recognize that we’re actually people who have a working history together that is based on something real and not just my absolute adoration of her.