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But this comedy-drama is even more than the sum of its award-worthy parts, thanks to nimble tonal work from writer-director Ben Lewin and, in particular, brave and warm performances from both Hawkes and Hunt. Last week, Vulture sat down with Hunt for a frank discussion of how she navigated all those nude scenes and the detail that was most important in nailing her character. Tell me your reaction when you first saw the film yourself. Was it at Sundance? And it seemed to have happened here.
Nigel M. But for some reason I still want to say welcome back. Is that wrong? I made an entire human being. Some combination of not being handed the right part, and wanting to really turn all my attention to things that are quiet and maternal in my home — really not wanting to let that part of my life pass me by. But the truth is I wanted to have my daughter for so long. Especially in the early years. I was very happy to be chosen. A girlfriend of mine was the one to tell me about the movie.
To paraphrase the title of one of her more popular movies, she is as naked as it gets. Before dirty minds start working overtime, there is a serious plot reason for her state of disrobement in the Sundance hit based on a true story, which opens Friday. She's a certified sex surrogate from Berkeley, Calif. Her patient?