But Mulroney's character, Steve, has some issues as well, which start to come to the surface when he takes an interest in his girlfriend's teenage niece (played by Abigail Breslin) and asks to smoke pot with her.What he actually does with her — and how inappropriate or not that is — is left up to the audience to decide, a key departure in the translation from the play to the screen.In Bessette’s , which takes place in the back streets of a tourist town in Southeast Asia, Dermot plays Alex, a human trafficking investigator. I still remember you most as Michael from ] That movie has become it’s own status symbol in a way to be honest with you. You end up having this out of body experience because you’re comparing your life to what’s happening and yourself in those circumstances, not just as an actor but as a human being. That was actually my very first trip to Asia and I was thrilled. You couldn’t even fit a full-sized Hollywood crew into some of the locations that we shot in. It reminded me of shooting a film in a crowded Asian city and they nailed it on that one. How did you bond with Mira Sorvino on this particular production? What can you reveal about , which Park Chan-Wook is directing? I haven’t seen the finished film, but for what it’s worth, the script was phenomenal.Alex and his wife Claire (Mira Sorvino) are still dealing with the grief of losing their child years earlier. I had a nice weekend with the family and I’m going back to work in a couple of weeks for a terrific new project. I’ll be joining the cast of , a play that John Wells is directing. It was such a great project to have been involved with. This film gives you the impression that I’m a pedophile myself, I think, if that comes across. For the two locations I’m thinking about in particular, the quarters were so cramped. Did you have a chance to get familiar with each other prior to the shoot? My role is pretty small in that one, so I guess I’m answering your question by not revealing anything. It was really fun to learn about that part of our history, which I think spans around 25 years in the movie.[Laughs.] That name was famous from the play, even, because he says his own name and it's kind of a ridiculous name. You got to have some things that Gary Cole never got to do, like with the Ferrari, blasting music. I'm driving to a funeral, and I'm playing "Livin' la Vida Loca"?! And I can say this, because the guy didn't clear it for us, so I can make fun of his name. How else do you put the in dysfunctional." You have had at least two crazy family dinners onscreen with Julia.
Their shared goal was not only to make a compelling film about a difficult subject matter, but also to raise awareness about human trafficking and move people to action. We’ve remained friends over the years and I couldn’t be looking forward to this more than I already am. I’m sure the material had so much more impact on you because of that. You can’t even begin to fathom these lives to ours, but what I was able to do was meet one of these investigatrors who had gone in with hidden cameras—I was seeing footage from a shirt-buttoned camera—to take the girls out of dire situations. One of the things that amazes me most about this film is the final sequence that takes place at a temple like Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It’s kind of incredible because most of it was carved out of styrofoam, and then painted and molded together. There was some chase footage in it—through the Philippines, I think—that was unbelievable. I had some free time on location away from my family on though.Mulroney chatted with Vulture about his penchant for crazy family dinners with Roberts and how he'd feel about a sequel to My Best Friend's Wedding. So I go to the grocery store and I make my first and only Waldorf salad, and Julia was thrilled. You know when you go to a potluck and you bring your bowl home, and it's full? During the dinner scene, Juliette Lewis's character tries to introduce you to her family ... "I don't really see that happening," her mother says.Did you go to the potluck dinners at Meryl's house to rehearse for the big dinner scene? My wife [Tharita Catulle] said, "Why don't you find out what Julia's favorite salad is? And to see Juliette fall in that scene is crushing.In 2007, Bill and Laurie Bolthouse traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Bill, a family physician, had volunteered to travel for a non-profit that was sending specialty surgical teams to the area.