The casino scene, in particular, is heartbreaking. Tell me about that and tell me about the scene that immediately follows it.
They were shot very close together. We shot the one where Tom [Hardy] throws the coins at me in the casino first. I can tell you how the crew reacted: They got very nervous about it. I could feel them around me not wanting to watch that scene. We only needed a few takes because Tommy just really went at it. And it made people uncomfortable. It’s hard to watch that scene. I couldn’t watch it, you know. And then, you kind of revisit all those emotions when you see the film again, and it brought tears. And then the drunk scene upstairs, we didn’t say specifically what Tommy was going to do. He was just going to find me ranting and raving over Moby Dick. So we ad-libbed a lot of it. It was written, but we took off. It was Tommy’s decision to pull me up on top of the bed and hold me like that.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
LET ME LOVE YOU, TOM HARDY.