This is a strange project just in the fact that it’s a remake from the same writer-director as the original, so could you sense a kind of comfortableness with the material?

Confidence, yeah. I mean, I think Dreamworks and Disney, they really gave him a lot of freedom to make the movie that he wanted to make and I think they had such a, they loved Starbuck so much, that they just wanted to give him a chance to have that American format and platform. So, you know, working with him, there was a lot of ease and confidence. He knew what he wanted from day 1. He was like this is the movie I want to make and I’m going to make it. So we just did the best we could for him just so he could have this opportunity.

And one of the most dynamic scenes in the film is when you’re in the hospital and Vince Vaughn is going back and forth between the doctor and you trying to figure out what his responsibility is towards your character’s health and wishes. When you watch the scene it’s played for comedy because you’re just watching this guy who’s like, "Oh God, what the hell am I getting into?"

Totally.

But when you were on the set on the day, did you treat it as comedy or were you actually treating it more like drama?

You cannot treat those things, for me, I can’t go too far into the comedy world, because then the reality is stripped out of it, and it’s not as like, you don’t feel it as much. My character was taking it 110% seriously. It’s way more funny than if I’m trying to throw some jokes in there. So, yeah, I had to just, and it’s, on the day actually, when we shot that, it was right after Hurricane Sandy, so New York was very heavy and...

Not too hard to match the mood.

Yeah, exactly, the mood of just the entire city and our set was pretty down, so it wasn’t hard to just be in that kind of heavy emotional state.

What was it like to work with Vince Vaughn?

Yeah, I mean, on this project it was definitely, it was different than I guess what most people think Vince Vaughn is.

How so?

From what I get, people are like, "What’s Vince like? Is he like the funniest, always pranking, like ha ha?" He really is kind of like a down to earth, super passionate, opinionated guy, who has a lot to say all the time and he’s cracking jokes, but in a really serious way, which I think is hilarious. Like he’s not cracking jokes. He’s being serious, but his sincerity makes it so hilarious, you know. And I just, I really loved working with him. I felt like I got, my performance was way better than it ever could have been working with him.

It’s always great to meet someone who brings out the best in you.

Exactly, exactly.

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