If there's anything I truly learned from working with Francis Ford Coppola for many years, it's this: Every aspect of the filmmaking process is important, but nothing is as important as the story and the acting. If people don't believe those two components, then you've lost them and will never get them back.
This film's incredible screenplay was the solid foundation from which we built everything else. It is dramatic, funny and raw. Though it's a story we've never seen before, it feels like it could happen to any one of us. That combination of uniqueness and realness is what I love most about the story, and makes me feel lucky for getting the chance to tell it.