Daniel was a wonderful and trustworthy partner. And a fine prankster as well.
He was also very clear that the decision to cast me as Cora was all Michael's.
Yes, the marriage proposal was shot. Michael excluded the dialogue from the final edit.
It was treacherous. I think someone was injured. But I did love being there, we all did.
Michael would take us on location and see how the colors worked in the forests and fields.
Michael was very specific during rehearsals. When he was pleased, he always had this charming grin.
The scene was attempted a second time, up on top of the fort, and cameras didn't even roll. Michael, though he wasn't admitting it, wasn't sure how to shoot the scene.
Working on the accent helped, enormously. I will tell you that when I brought Michael a correct ""British"" accent, one that my dialect coach was happy with, he hated it.
As we were leaving the Huron camp, it was awkward filming. I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension - maybe we wouldn't get out. Nothing complicated.
In the 90's action pictures were all the rage. As a woman, I was fed up with them and I initially thought that the script was just another action film dressed up as a period piece.