Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy’s squishy-worthy facial reactions to Richard Linklater talking about them:
i. Their initial Before Sunrise audition:
"I was just looking for that creative spark. A lot of it is just instinct, who you think you could work well with, who seemed honest, interesting, hard-working, all these things. Creative, mostly."
ii. Finding an actress who could “stand up” to Ethan:
"The goal of this movie was to be 50-50. Strong female, strong male, and to have that dialogue be very… not to have a specific gender point of view. To be both."
iii. shooting that 14-minute car scene in Before Midnight:
"I wouldn’t do this with any actors, that’s what’s always lost in this. It’s not just something you can conjure up at will. It takes two performers who can get there, and that’s not at all easy. What they make look so effortless, I can’t explain how much effort goes into it. It’s unbelievable. It’s so grueling."