“[Repeating the fan question] So this is my first feature film, and what was it like to work with such an illustrious cast? Um, it was nothing short of absolutely incredible, I mean it sort of speaks for itself, such talented people here, and I don’t want to turn this into a praise fest, but I feel like it was sort of that on set every day. It’s, it’s an absolute privilege.
I tell a story that, um, when any time Annette was around—I was going back and forth between LA and NY every other day shooting an episode and then coming here, I mean to NY. I was exhausted all the time and there were times where I would be catching up on sleep in my trailer, and I’d wake myself up, like, What am I doing? Annette Bening and Matt Dillon are doing a scene, like, two blocks away from me! So I got my shit together and I’d sit there and watch it. Man, in college, if you had told me that I could have a free—or paid—master class—
[Shari interjects, “It was pretty much free.” and the audience laughs.]
—It was pretty much free, exactly, but I wasn’t, you know, paying tuition for this master class, I would have freaked out. So I made sure to get every bit of knowledge I could from everybody. Cast, crew, every single person is a very professional, skilled, talented artist, from the top down to the bottom, from the writing to, to everything. It was amazing, I couldn’t have had a better experience, and I would, I would do anything to do another film with these two directors, so, um, it was—I got very lucky, to say the least. I could go on forever, but I’ll spare you the novel.”
Darren Criss answers a fan question at the Q&A following the second TIFF screening of Imogene