And also, having Stanley Tucci make me his famous martini in his trailer. Tommy Lee Jones, as well –  he recited some poetry to me on set. And we talked a lot about literature and opera, and he gave me his favorite book, Bel Canto. I read that on set. So there’s the work itself, but then the other side of it is you get to meet some extraordinary people.


The second one, it was like we was both back in older times. And I was on horseback, goin’ through the mountains of a night. Goin’ through this pass in the mountains. It was cold, and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin’ - never said nothin’ goin’ by, just rode on past. He… had his blanket wrapped around him with his head down. When he rode past, I seen he was carryin’ fire, in a horn the way people used to do, and I - I could see the horn from the light inside of it - ‘bout the color of the moon. And in the dream, I knew that he was goin’ on ahead. He was fixin’ to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark… and all that cold. I knew that whenever I got there he’d be there. And then I woke up.

favourite movie monologues - Tommy Lee Jones in No Country for Old Men (2007)

Sex scenes, love scenes. Yes, at this age it’s unusual for somebody to do a love scene, to be making love. But that is just how benighted we are. Because, you know, we still are alive. It’s you and I, baby. It’s authentic. The whole idea that you have to look a certain way and be a certain age to earn love is ridiculous. We love what we love. It doesn’t matter what shape it is.

- Meryl Streep