bbook:

We’d finish our day and then I’d either be with Abel or I’d be on the phone with Abel and the writer, and we’d be working on what we’re doing the next day. So outside of sleep, and he did enter my dreams, that’s what we’re doing. I’s fluid like that, and that’s another reason why I like Abel, it’s scary and it’s chaotic but it’s alive and we bang away. So there’s really no rest and no going away. While normally I used to always say, oh I don’t stay in character, when the camera’s turned off everything goes back inside me and I’m just ol’ Willem from Wisconsin. But the truth is, when you’re working twelve hours a day in a certain frame of mind and you’re willing identification and you want to inhabit a set of situations and thoughts, it transforms you.
Willem Dafoe on Becoming Pier Paolo Pasolini for Abel Ferrara

bbook:

We’d finish our day and then I’d either be with Abel or I’d be on the phone with Abel and the writer, and we’d be working on what we’re doing the next day. So outside of sleep, and he did enter my dreams, that’s what we’re doing. I’s fluid like that, and that’s another reason why I like Abel, it’s scary and it’s chaotic but it’s alive and we bang away. So there’s really no rest and no going away. While normally I used to always say, oh I don’t stay in character, when the camera’s turned off everything goes back inside me and I’m just ol’ Willem from Wisconsin. But the truth is, when you’re working twelve hours a day in a certain frame of mind and you’re willing identification and you want to inhabit a set of situations and thoughts, it transforms you.

Willem Dafoe on Becoming Pier Paolo Pasolini for Abel Ferrara