“The one where he’s dying and he says, ‘Do you love me?’ It was so upsetting to me that I stopped and said, ‘Do we have to have that line?” Close says. “‘Does he have to ask me that question as he’s dying? That’s not fair!’ But it’s more about him, and that’s what breaks my heart about that character, because he didn’t ever think he was worthy of love.”
Close also says the messy, tortured element is exactly what she loved about the story. “It was grown up and it was realistic and it was complex,” she says to Sam Elliott in Variety’s Actors on Actors series.