Gervasi: Yeah, sheer panic, of course. I'm just trying to get through the day because we had like five scenes to do, which was really two more than I needed to do. So I was just trying to focus on how do we get it done. And then when you get there, it then becomes really enjoyable. Because, oh, my God, you've sat around thinking about this thing for a few months, and suddenly here the actors are doing it, and then you get ideas. So it was wonderful, but interspersed panic and fascination and enjoyment.
Bigelow: We were in India, and I don't know if any of you have shot in India, but we were in this marketplace, beautiful location, the people are wonderful. But you have about 2,000 people looking at the camera. So you go, "Oh, wait a minute, that might not work. I don't know, maybe —"
Affleck: One or two actors, the audience will overlook.
Bigelow: Exactly. And I'm thinking, "OK, how do we this?" So we set up a diversionary set. We could parcel off a camera, parcel off a partial crew and set up an entire scene, like, 100 feet away. A decoy, a diversionary shoot. But you get maybe about 20 minutes, and then you've got to come up with another one because then they realize, "Wait a minute, I'm not sure that's what's going on."
Lee: The first day I always do a ceremony, I focus on the ceremony.
Which is what?
Lee: A big ceremony. Incense, everybody gets together, hit the gong, saying prayers. People love that, and they are blessed. I take it easy the first day. It's a long process, of course. Discover the movie along the way.