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New York Screening of ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’

Tribeca Grand Hotel. March 2, 2008. By Bennett Marcus

Was PETA annoyed that you wore fur in this film? “They weren't outside protesting, so I think we're okay for now.” —Amy Adams (GETTY IMAGES)

Frances McDormand (GETTY IMAGES

You have a nude scene in the movie. How was that? “The silk sheets were kind of clingy.” —Tom Payne (GETTY IMAGES


You play a pianist in the film. Do you play in real life? “I can't. I learned how to fake it for this. I practiced on a keyboard drawn on a bathroom counter.” —Lee Pace (GETTY IMAGES

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Did you feel intimidated about working with Joel Coen's wife? “There was a fantastic day when I had Joel on my left and James Schamus on my right. I was shouting ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ really loud.” —Bharat Nalluri (GETTY IMAGES

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Did you have any economic surprises when making Miss Pettigrew? “They changed the tax deals in the U.K. as we were about to green-light the picture. It killed us. Oops!”
James Schamus, Focus Features (GETTY IMAGES

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Ciarán Hinds (GETTY IMAGES

What was your initial reaction to the novel? “I didn't want to read it. It was a period British book, and I had just done a period British film — and I'm from New Jersey.” —David Magee, screenwriter (GETTY IMAGES

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