No matter how sexual this character is and how comfortable she is with her sexuality, we obviously knew that we couldn't go as far with the outfits as Peter had designed for her. We still tried to stay true to that element and the knowledge that she's very independent and very comfortable within her skin. She's not shy. She's a very strong person. When you play with those elements of sexuality, it makes it really fun.
It's a horrid, horrid smell and you kind of get used to it after a while, but the first time we went in there, it was really noisy and we were a little concerned about that and then I was more concerned about the smell, because it was just so strong. One of the mine consultants turned to me and said, 'That's the smell of money,' and I was like, I'll just think of it that way.
People said, 'Oh, you're doing another ugly movie,' ... I said, 'No, I'm doing another film about real people, and it's not about ugly vs. anything.' It's about searching for that constant truth, and I don't think I'll be able to sleep at night if I know I didn't search for that truth and implement it. I don't know how else to do it as an actor.
It took me awhile, to be honest, because this was so extremely foreign to me. I had never done anything in the genre and I didn't feel like an expert. So, it took me a while to sit with Karyn and understand how I was going to service this. I very rarely jump into something and go, 'Oh, my God, I know I have to do this.' And, that's usually a good sign for me.