Cate says love stories like Benjamin Button aren't made every day. "It's about aging and death, and those subjects are so taboo in the world in which we live," Cate says.
Making this film, Cate says, made her reflect on her own life because she lost her father when she was 10 years old and was raised in a house with her grandmother and mother. "I had that sense of generations in the one household. So I thought a lot about my mother and also having children," Cate says. "And that's what the film does. It takes you on the whole cycle from birth to death."