I can't tell the actors I've just sold everything I own to keep them on set. The director must project confidence. I put on a relaxed face, and smile and joke with everyone. Today actress Heidi Johanningmeier caught me off guard. She walked into one of the bedrooms and found me catnapping on the floor, worn thin. Spent. She knelt down and gave me a hug. She never spoke a word. Silently, she understands.
An actor like that. I will walk through fire for an actor like that.