In this movie, in particular, I wanted to look at something that transcends beyond gender, which is death, something that happens to all of us, and I wanted to allow women to be at the centre, at the core, of it. And so, with Kate – well, I put her in everything – I think she’s brilliant, and she’s able to perform these ideas beyond what I imagine them to be. She can perform me better than I can! I guess I should say that concerning the feelings, the emotions, the intellectual ideas of the film, Kate was able to emote them and perform them in such a transcendent way that there never was a question about her playing Amy.
And then with Jane, she’s also a dear friend, and she was involved in the inception of this idea about anxiety that the film explores. Both Kate and Jane are two people, in my real life, that I call when I’m having an existential meltdown! So, it seemed perfect because a lot the conversations that take place in the film are conversations that Jane and I actually had in real life. And so, it’s just one of those things where I have the luxury of being friends with really brilliant actors. I had to put them in there!