She’s actually one of the only people that can tell him, ‘Listen, this is what’s happening and this is not cool!’ and he can come back at her and she’s not going to back down. She’s going to be going at it head-to-head with him.
But he’s not going to run away and he’s not going to attack her. And if he does, then she’s going to still stay strong.
I like that Joan has a voice and she’s not afraid to use it.
I remember one of the directors that came up to me and said, ‘Do you think it’s too strong that Joan is yelling or that she’s raising her voice to him?’
And I said, ‘No, because she is not afraid to lose him. They’re not going to lose each other because she says what she thinks. She’s so quiet most of the time and she’s sort of listening or in the background, participating but not participating, that it’s nice when she does have something to say that she’s not afraid to do it. So let’s not be afraid of Watson having a voice.’
And he’s like, ‘Okay, cool. I just wanted to know.’ It was nice that they kept that take in there.
Lucy Liu makes sure that Joan’s voice stands out (LA Times, June 4)
(Source: elementarystan, via warpfactornope)