"Mostly, though, Ms. Hawkins was focused on her performance. Usually having a writer-director means the freedom to ask about backstory, but given his filmmaking pace, Mr. Allen can’t really work that way.
“'He just doesn’t have any time for conversations like that, and he’s not interested in your process or what you’re thinking or how you work as an actor,' she said. 'He’s interested in you turning up and being it. But I love him for that, I think it’s so cool.'”
Fascinating how different directors work with actors. Woody's way seems to be extremely successful since many of his actors have been nominated and won many awards through the years. And he gets top notch performances in nearly all his films.