“If you’re really in the moment, you shouldn’t be able to leave the room”. M. rolls around the studio, left hand combing his hair wildly, right arm rubbing his newly grown beard, excitement sweltering across his forehead.
“It has to be the most important day of your life, the first or the last time; you can’t be casual, you have to allow the tension to fill you with questions like – do I say goodbye today? Do I say I love you today?”
“Connect the breath and the emotion.”
"It’s ok to be off centre, that’s what love does to us. Play with the knowledge of the experience – have an epiphany but not an eureka moment.”
“If you could write the end of the scene, what would it be?”
“Somehow guys don’t have permission to get angry, to be hard; they are socialized not to open up to the visceral.” Are you a guy who can throw a punch or works with his hands?
“Understand when you’re lying.”
“Were you surprised by the hug?”
“No, I just can’t hug”.
“That’s great. You get that for free, use it. You’re the lanky, awkward guy who suddenly gets a porn star for a neighbor. And she likes you.”