And even though Michelle first considered not doing the movie, she’s glad she changed her mind.
“Derek [Cianfrance, the director] made it impossible for me to say no,” Michelle explained to us. “The film was set in California and it was supposed to be filmed there. [But] I said I was committed to staying in one place and getting my daughter to school every morning and putting her to bed at night. He said, ‘OK, if we can do that, will you do the film?’ So, it was supposed to be set in California [but] he set it on the east.”
After seeing the movie myself, I’m thrilled Michelle accepted the role. She connected with Ryan like no one else could, and Blue Valentine is the most realistic movie I’ve seen in a long time.
Be sure to check out Blue Valentine when it hits Dec. 31!