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Q: You've worked with Stephen Daldry before (on the 2002 movie The Hours). Can you tell us what your working relationship is like and why the pairing is so successful?

A: I love working with him. Kate Winslet was saying you can suggest anything to him and he will listen to you. Stephen will listen to an idea from the caterer if they had a good idea for a scene. He doesn't have to pretend he's an auteur and all things stem from him. He never makes anyone feel small. But that doesn't mean he isn't in control. It's his film. But he makes everyone want to work to their best ability.

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