Robin Tunney on Working With Nicolas Cage in 'Looking Glass'

“He was less eccentric than I thought he would be," Tunny told THR. "He was so prepared, he cared so much about the work."

Robin Tunney sat down with The Hollywood Reporter In Studio to discuss her new film, Looking Glass with Nicolas Cage, to describe her experience working with the actor she's long admired.

Calling the experience on set “incredibly exciting” since she was a huge fan of Cage, Tunney explained how the actor was different than she expected. “He was less eccentric than I thought he would be," she told THR. "He was so prepared, he cared so much about the work and he didn’t have anybody around him, which was very unusual for an actor. He had no assistant, nobody came with him – just a roasted chicken.”

The actress expanded on Cage’s love for chicken, saying, “He eats a roasted chicken for lunch, that’s his big demand and apparently that’s been his thing since Raising Arizona. He likes a chicken.”

Looking Glass centers on Cage and Tunney’s characters, Ray and Maggie, who, after a family tragedy, pick up their lives and purchase a desert motel in Arizona. They quickly discover a two-way mirror in a room that allows them to see strange and mysterious events occurring inside. Tunney spoke on the concept of what people do when they’re not being watched and the fascination it brings.

“I do think there is a curiosity about what people are like when they don’t know they’re being watched and what their behavior is like, and being able to observe somebody that candidly is unusual,” she explained. 

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