“I’ve really learnt a great deal about myself, in the last four years in particular. I think I can see more clearly now—about how the pattern of past experiences has shaped who I am, and the characters I have played—and I’m grateful for that.”
Leo and I just hung on to each other for dear life. We had cigarettes hidden in the pockets of our costumes and the two of us literally were having conversations like ‘What would happen if we died?’ and I’d say things like ‘Leo, I love you, I really do love you so much. You are a very important person to me and I’d have your babies. I would, I’d have your babies, really, it’s fine.
When you develop sort of a friendship with somebody over the years, there’s just a trust factor there. We both know that we have the best intentions for each other, but we also know that we can sorta push each other’s limits.
Was there anything that stuck with you after Revolutionary Road?
It was one of the more emotionally painful movies. It was depressing, making this film, I have to say. As great as it was to work with Kate, I was happy to get out of…not happy to wrap the film, but happy to stop arguing with my wife for months straight, confined in a tiny suburban house. .-Leo