I love reading stories of how different actors deal with doing scenes and stuff like that. Plus this is about Meryl !!!
Doubt stars Meryl Streep and Viola Davis found a little light relief in between takes of their harrowing scenes in the film by talking about bad feet and food.
Streep’s stern nun character had to break it to Davis’ worried mum that she thought her son was being abused by a priest – and the scenes between them helped both actresses earn Oscar nominations.
And now Davis reveals the two stars were anything but serious in between the tears and the tension.
She tells WENN, “We talked about cooking! I really thought about it too. I was thinking, ‘I’m with Meryl Streep, I could ask her about Sophie’s Choice and Out of Africa and A Cry in the Dark. I could tell her I love her! And we’re talking about cooking!’
“At one point, she said, ‘How are your feet, by the way? Do you have good feet?’ I said, ‘My feet are pretty good. How are your feet?’ And she said, ‘Oh, my feet are terrible. Do you want some chocolate?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I want some chocolate.’ That was our conversation.
“I think it’s because what happens when you’re shooting a scene is the natural rapport of what your characters are going through extends into real life. And, with our characters, it’s kind of tense and we were a little tense with each other, but I kind of like her.
“My character, Mrs. Miller, thinks Sister Aloysius is a bit of a bulldog, but we would have a casual relationship if it weren’t for this confrontation, so I think it naturally happened that we talked about feet and cooking!”