"I remember Paul -- Saoirse's dad -- was with me in the casting session with Saoirse and Max," Niccol recalls.
JJ caught up with Saoirse and Max to get the scoop on what it was like working with each other, as well as their co-stars Diane Kruger and Jake Abel. I worked most closely with her and with William Hurt, two masters of their craft, and both were so humble, patient and generous. I listened and learned a lot from William Hurt, he is a master."Irons also admitted that he was initially very unsure if he would land the lead role in "When I went into the audition room there were three guys sitting there, all of which were built like Greek gods. to the screen, there was only one person for the lead role of Melanie (and, by association, the alien Soul Wanderer). PHOTOS: Stephenie Meyer With the Actors Bringing Her Characters to Life "There's one thing I always think about movies," says Niccol, "you can change the anatomy of a movie -- you can change its skeleton and move scenes around and take scenes out -- but you cannot fix the chemistry.We also chatted about the on-set prank wars that occurred, and asked fun facts about themselves! Just Jared.com: What was your favorite off-screen moment while shooting.