Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson did extensive research about therapists and patients before starting a 10-episode FX series, The Patient. But they knew they couldn’t create characters based on other situations.
“You don’t play the quest,” Carell explains. “Because then it is very thin. You try to get to the first day as prepared as you can. But once you’re there, it’s either inside you to a certain extent or it’s not.”
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