Since we can't, either, we went straight to the source: Tyler herself. And we have to talk about the infamous scene where your character Meg has very violent sex with a younger man. They gave us the first three scripts, and I wasn't in them. And I was like, 'Oh god.' Obviously, having just had a baby, anything you have to do where you have to be very open with your body is sort of intimidating. I don't understand.' And he said, 'Is it okay for you to just know where you are right now, and to not know where you're going? I kind of go away for awhile, and then I come back... So for me as an actress, it's an amazing opportunity and challenge. Damon [Lindelof, the creator] said we were moving to this new town, and I wasn't going to be in a lot of the season, but when I was there, it was going to be important. But it's funny because on the page, I was freaked out by it and I didn't understand it completely. ' And I was like, 'Ugh.' That is the last thing I wanted to hear. But that's kind of the fun of the whole experience. and when I saw that [storyline], I was like, 'Whoa.' Just when I think I know what's gonna happen next, he surprises me with this gift of this incredible story. Do you look at a project and go, this is something I can really wrap my head around and the audience is gonna really wrap their head around or is there something else about scripts that attract you?
But I was trying to understand why she was doing that. It’s, "This is a scene in which you have an argument with this girl and that’s a device that leads to this scene." And Paul is really unique. I never asked, like I just figured like, I never asked Paul once, is Pynchon around? I just figured that wasn’t his process and I respected that. Were you uncomfortable with that being so publicly discussed and that it was out there that you were talking to them? He goes, "Yeah, there’s that but what else is going on? I wanted to ask you about working with Reese for the first time since . How close did you actually come to playing Doctor Strange? And the same goes for Phoenix, who admitted in our roundtable chat that he couldn’t always follow the story either -- and preferred it that way.He also spoke about reuniting with Reese Witherspoon in the movie, working with Anderson again after and, yes, those stories about him being courted to play Doctor Strange.
I mean Paul and I would always talk that we wished that we would just keep shooting straight. You know, Katherine came in and she worked in the first couple of weeks and then she was gone for like three weeks. Because there are times you were John Lennonish and other times I thought you were Charles Mansonish. The first thing that Paul showed me was pictures of Neil Young, actually, and he had those same kind of sideburns and he had this kind of straw hat.