How did you settle on who would play which parts of her?
We were looking for variety of actors and actress. We start with a list of our favorite actors and we work from there. Only Marilyn is portrayed by multiple actors and that's because I was looking to get a lot of different energies and experiences, and again, to take you away from the physicality of Marilyn in order to just listen to her words.
Did you direct your actors?
It's a collaboration. They have their interpretation, I have mine. We talk; we find what's best about either and find what works best. They're great actors and come with their own sense of interpretation.
Are there any current celebrities who you feel would be equally worthy of this kind of treatment?
I don't think so. Maybe 50 years from now one can look back and see who's had that impact, but nobody really has had the impact that Marilyn had on the vision of American femininity. She came to fame at a time where we were leaving grey flannel suit 1950s, and pushing toward the '60s and sexual freedom. I'm not sure we can look at today's actors and actresses and decide - I think hindsight will have a lot to do with that.