Writing in The Daily Beast, Deen complained that Schrader had not shown respect for him throughout the shoot.
"Paul has an ego. He was described to me as a hyper-intelligent creative genius with various issues... [our producer Braxton Pope] seemed worried about me not wanting to feed Paul's ego.
"Through the whole the film, there was not one moment where I felt he respected me as a person. I did, however, feel as if he respected my acting abilities."
He nonetheless praised Schrader's talent as a director, writing: "Love him or hate him, Paul is a genius... He was my director, and I will follow him to the ends of the earth. I hope my performance was of the calibre »
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