RYAN ON RACHEL
"She was inspiring. You know, she's just like Allie in the movie: She laughs like that, she talks like that. She's elated one minute and devastated the next. She's a very real person. You tend to forget what real people are in this business but she was a jolt of reality, you know?"
“I think Rachel is really – she's got chops, ya know. What's interesting is that I really don't think we would have made the film if we hadn't found Rachel. Really this is Rachel's movie. If this is a car, she's driving it and we're in it. So it all, for me, depended on finding somebody that could do that and also play a young Gena [Rowlands] because Gena’s probably one of the best actors ever, so it's kind of tricky.”
"I'd certainly never said 'I love you' or anything like that on screen before and it was important for us to find somebody who hadn't either. And not only did we find that in [Rachel] but we found this like, she had this incredible talent."