Go firmly believes that I got the best of everything from our parents, that I was the boy planned on, the single child they could afford, and that she sneaked into this world by clamping onto my ankle, an unwanted stranger. (For my dad, a particularly unwanted stranger.) She believes she was left to fend herself throughout childhood, a pitiful creature of random hand-me-downs and forgotten permission slips, tightened budgets and general regret. This vision could be somewhat true; I can barely stand to admit it.
Carrie Coon: I mean, [Go’s] being tested, for sure, but deep down in her core she thinks she knows what [Nick’s] capable of. Ben Affleck: You get a sense that she loves him no matter what. Carrie Coon: Yeah, like, she’ll handle it. Ben Affleck: You’ve got family, and they’re there for you, even if you didn’t – even if you made a really bad mistake. They still love you, and they’re still with you.
"I’ve never felt terribly attached to acting because I always feel like the world is really big and really interesting, and there are a lot of places that I can put my energy and be fulfilled. I’m not worried about it. But for now it’s really fun. I have to remind myself how long I’ve been doing it, because it still feels like just this little lark I went on when I went to graduate school. It used to be a side trip, but now it’s the main road. I have to remind myself that this is what’s happening.“
“Remember that game you always played with Mom when we were little: Would you still love me if? Would you still love me if I smacked Go? Would you still love me if I robbed a bank? Would you still love me if I killed someone?” I said nothing. My breath was coming too fast. “I would still love you,” Go said.
“‘[…] If there was ever a time for assisted sleep…’ She hovered over me for just a few seconds, then, Go-like, trotted down the hall, clearly not sleepy, and closed her door, knowing the kindest thing was to leave me alone. A lot of people lacked that gift: knowing when to fuck off.” - Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl