After years of working on his script, Emilio finally got to make his movie! He lined up a star-studded cast for Bobby. At first, he says, directing a cast that includes actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne and his father, Martin Sheen, was almost overwhelming. "It was like being in director heaven," Emilio says. "And I was intimidated every day."
Emilio says the actors were even star struck by one another. "I remember the first week of shooting, Anthony Hopkins ran up to me and … he was like 6 years old again. And he said, 'I can't believe I'm working with Bill Macy,'" Emilio says. "And then five minutes later Bill Macy would come up to me and … he's saying, 'I can't believe I'm working with Anthony Hopkins!'"
Emilio says working with his former fiancée Demi Moore was a great experience—he even wrote a part just for her! Emilio and Demi play an abused husband and an alcoholic wife in the film. "It was no reflection on what our relationship was like when we were engaged," Emilio jokes. "She and I had been friends for years."