Q&A with Bernhard Schlink
Q: What was your impression of the actors and how they interpreted your characters? What are your thoughts on the overall interpretation of the work?
A: I think the cast was great. From Kate, who really brings all of the nuances in Hanna's personality to the screen. [Kate's portrayal] is both soft and cruel, both determined and helpless, as well as and sensuous and cold. She is in a way frightened, but she has her own kind of courage. All these different aspects to Hanna were beautifully represented. David Kross was wonderful, and Ralph Fiennes was, as always, a pleasure.