Julia credits director Mike Nichols with the movie's "brilliance" and "great architecture."
"Everything he says is like a pearl," Julia says of Nichols. "He said this movie is all beginnings and endings. There's no middle. Middle is boring. Everybody sits around doing middle all day long. This is just the beginning and the end, which are the most intense moments of our lives, of our relationships, of our everything. And I think the rest of the cast had already clued into that, and I just thought it was the most fascinating piece of information I ever received in my life. I was, like, 'There's no middles?' There are no middles. It's all, 'Nice to meet you. I love you. Guess what, I don't love you anymore.'"