Among the many things that the writers on this movie told me, is that this one is about a single man who is trying to stay single. Which sounds great, but as a single person…
You’re constantly afraid. But if it’s a real fear for your characters, it’s a fear of triumph. The way they overcome those fears is to be in a relationship.
You need to have the survivor of an abusive relationship because you want him to realize that he can succeed, he can be all that he wants to be.
You need to have that person in every relationship, or you can’t have any relationships.
It’s a movie about a woman who is very unfulfilled, and then meets this guy, who the first day they’re together, she says, “I’m sorry I won’t call you. I want you to take care of me because I haven’t taken care of myself for over a year.”
That’s the relationship where you have to learn how to love your best friend.
I met Lena Hall about seven years ago, and I saw that she was interested in acting. Our paths crossed a few times, and one day she called me and said, “You have to watch this” because she was attached to Love Life, a beautiful indie film in post-production. And I said, “Well, I haven’t seen that film yet,” and she said, “No you haven’t. It’s one of the best movies I’ve ever been a part of.”