February 16, 2009
She’s determined to make me cry – I said it as a joke to friends but she’s actually hand-written, ‘in tears. They embrace, crying’ onto the bottom of the script. The playwright didn’t feel the urge to have us crying but she’d really like to see it. It’s fast becoming a measure of success or failure: ‘the run-up to the scene was fine but you’re not getting that final section. You’ve got to break down; uncontrollable tears.’ A painful memory? I’ve got an idea of a few things I could use but surely they’re all too close. ‘You just gotta cry’.