I'm not a very 'this is planned out' person when I get to set. 'This is how I'm going to do it' - I'm never like that.
The performances that I love are ones like Gena Rowlands in 'A Woman Under the Influence,' where women are allowed to be messy and imperfect. It's that kind of woman that has always inspired me to seek roles that are a little out of the box. I just haven't always had the opportunity to do them.
A lot of people my age, they grew up with me onscreen. I think that's helped keep a certain amount of longevity. When you grow up with a person, you feel like you know them.
The filmmaker is really important to me: it could be their first film; it's not just about their reputation, but I have to really believe in them.
Michael De Luca