We do what we can and then get the call. He’s coming at 9AM the
next morning. So we do what you’d have done — we get a sliced
fruit platter and put it out with some paper plates.
9AM on the damn button, a knock at the door. And there he is,
wearing a hat similar to the one from The Untouchables. “I’m Sean.
Throw a Sir on that and watch me walk out the door.”
“Yes, sir, I mean Mr. Connery, I mean … would you like some
fruit? A slice of pineapple maybe?”
A smile comes to his face. He sees what this means to us. “I’d
love some fruit. That’s kind of you.” He sits down and we go to
work. He has incredibly smart notes on every page. These are not
notes from our draft. They are from the prior draft. He’s telling
us the movie he wants.
Should we get the studio or director on the speaker phone? “No.
Youse’ll tell em what we’re gonna do.”
We spend the day working. He then says one of our favorite lines
ever. “That’s about half the thing. Let’s have a shit, shave and
shower and back at it.”