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In: 23.26.51 Out: 23.27.10
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening – Ryan was attached when they first thought about making it
Ryan – I was attached by like a thread. And then the thread, I really really wasn’t, I didn’t have the kind of tenacity about this. It was all Diane, Diane English was with this for 13 years. 13 years of every day, the movie coming together and falling apart, every day.
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In: 23.27.13 Out: 23.27.56
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening – why is it important to tell this story now
Bening – Well it’s great fun, and it’s great fun and it’s about female friendship and you know there’s a problem there’s a, Meg plays Mary and Mary’s husband’s having an affair, but you never see the men, you never see the men in the story, it’s all women, and it’s really about female bonding and how this event in her life sort of affects all of us, how we handle it, how we protect her, how we sometimes make mistakes, uh so I like it, it’s very human in that way.
Ryan – it’s a good story. I think it’s a good story. You do wonder throughout what’s gonna happen next, what’s gonna happen next, what’s gonna happen next. That’s a lot to say for a movie that has a good narrative, a nice strong story.
A03. HRN-2608 Cam A
In: 23.28.04 Out: 23.28.31
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening – Meg’s character says it hurts more losing her friends than her husband
Ryan – Definitely in the universe of this movie, yeah, and I think what’s interesting is that in the universe of this movie, you know they go through this tough time but the reunion, the effort that Sylvie, Annette’s character makes, is so wonderfully heroic. I kept wanting Steven to make those seem moves, secretly wanting him to learn from her.
Bening – Well he tries then, he does actually try. We don’t see him but he does try.
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In: 23.28.38 Out: 23.28.47
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening – how did she picture Steven
Ryan – I had someone in my mind but it wasn’t an actor. It was a guy who kept popping into my mind, so, I’m not gonna tell anyone but you wouldn’t know who it was anyway.
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In: 23.28.48 Out: 23.29.36
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening
Bening – Oh um I think it’s one of the coolest things about the story, and if you talk to people everyone will say something different who they have in mind, especially if they use like if they do use an actor, they use somebody’s name that somebody pops into their mind because it’s a reflection of do you think he’s a good guy? Is Mary’s husband a good guy who went out and had an affair on her? Or is he a bad guy? Or is he an innocent? Someone you can forgive, someone who you know Ava plays, she says she’s not a vamp, hahaha but she plays the Joan Crawford character, let’s put it that way, and it was, is she the seductress and he is this innocent guy who is.
Ryan – Is he like an innocent bystander?
Bening – Guy, I was gonna say something else, but anyway, yeah, I, you know I didn’t have a specific person, but I was interested to hear what other people think about that.
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In: 23.29.42 Out: 23.30.23
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening – did they miss the presence of a guy actor?
Ryan – No there were a lot of guys around but.
Bening – Yeah there were a lot of guys.
Ryan – Yeah but it was just too fun to have all these very different women together. I think we really got instantly that we’re all different and we all gained from knowing each other. We like really really had a legitimately great time together.
Bening – And the makeup trailer was so fun. You know you spend hours on movies, people are constantly trying to make you look good and putting makeup on you and doing your hair and so there was so many women and so there were so many people doing makeup and hair constantly and we would have great gossip sessions in the makeup trailer, not that we ever really gossiped. Maybe lightweight gossip. You know there was a little bit.
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In: 23.30.31 Out: 23.31.00
Sound Bite: Meg Ryan & Annette Bening – Jada and Deborah were hilarious also right?
Bening – Yes they were and really fun.
Ryan – Yeah, yeah.
Bening – Jada Pinkett around the world I think.
Ryan – Yeah they’re interesting people, really interesting people. Jada today, I loved her, we just did a big group interview, her answers always so so.
Bening – Like she could speak in an auditorium.
Ryan – Yes hahahaha.
Bening – Like I said, have you thought of giving a seminar? I mean she’s like so inspiring, I feel like, yes!
Ryan – She’s like an inspirational speaker.
Bening – Yes she is! She is, she’s inspirational.
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