And that reunited you with Larry. It seems to me that believing in this relationship is essential to the success of the film. You have to believe in history, in history. How well have you worked on this with Larry, and has it made it easier for you because you know each other so well?
It was very important to choose someone in the role of Jakob, someone with whom I had a good relationship and a good relationship with me. There were a lot of names that we talked about over the two year period, but from the very beginning we had Larry in mind and kept coming back to Larry. It was just the most logical.
Our stories are similar. We’ve both been in the business for a very long time. We have both been married for a long time. We both played a lot of banana second games. It’s good to also give Larry a role where he can shine. He has the ability and is not often given that role of a leading man. He is a leading man in this field. In many ways that made sense to us, so we always came back to Larry. Finally, when we really had to make our final decision, we had talked to other people, but it had to be Larry!
We have known each other for years now. I did some of his radio shows— “Tales from beyond the pale. I did a few of these projects with him. We stayed in touch. When we finally said, “Larry, this is really happening. We really have money. Travis is leading. We have a location. We have a start date. It’s yours! ”He was excited and I was excited.
We made up stories for our characters. In some ways they lined up, and in some ways they didn’t, but it’s kind of like life, isn’t it? I see my life differently from what my husband sees my life. So we shared stories with each other. We wrote like a minibiography. We shared them with each other. And we went, “I see it a little bit differently than you do. OK. ”We discussed this in more detail with Travis, who was instrumental in trying to develop some kind of glue that would articulate the stories together.