“Question: Instead of rehearsal, you basically lived with Ryan Gosling and your daughter in the film for a month. Who did the cooking and things like that?
Answer: Ryan’s a great cook, he’s really good at improvising. He said something sweet when we were in that rehearsal period. He did a lot of the cooking and a lot of the dishes, and I think finally I said to him, “Ryan, this isn’t how it goes. This doesn’t feel real to me.” And he said, “I know, Michelle, but you have a home and a kid. You’re cooking when you go home so I feel bad making you do it here too.”