"He's just one of those people that everyone wanted to work with and is very inclusive in the process — you know, puts people at ease and possessing of a good sense of humor. He's an intimidating person, a powerful person physically and vocally, and with all that body of work behind him, people were intimidated. But he would put people at ease very quickly and get right down to work. It was — he is very smart." John Slattery on Phillip Seymour Hoffman.John Slattery made his feature film directorial debut with the making of God's Pocket, the movie based on the Pete Dexter novel. My son and I saw God's Pocket this weekend and as a Mother's Day gift to me, he's promised to give me his thoughts on the film to share with you. I'll be posting that later today or tomorrow.
Slattery spoke with NPR's Melissa Block and actually confessed to being anxious about the making of God's Pocket in a way that Roger Sterling never would.
"I'm very proud of this film, and I stand behind it. But I do sometimes wake up in the middle of the night thinking, 'I hope other people understand it and get it and like it.' "My son and I both loved it.
God's Pocket trailer