Sarah Jessica Parker: It’s such an interesting idea to take on a part that people think they know. What I learned about Ruth Madoff was everybody thought they knew her. It’s another complexity to playing a real person and must have been wonderfully challenging.
Michelle Pfeiffer: It was really daunting, honestly. It wasn’t until I committed to it that it occurred to me that I was playing a real person, and it was the first time that I had ever done that. And somebody who had already been through so much tragedy and was somewhere in the world, trying to heal. I knew this was probably the last thing in the world she would want. Of course I thought, “Can I get out of this?” I