Alan Cumming in URBANIA

Even when an actor's brilliant, do everything you can to rehearse. The extra time, in advance, will ultimately save time. We had Alan for one-&-a-half days (he's busy). He called at 2AM after the 1st day to say he'd needed to sleep, a bit, on it to get the style of the piece in his bones. We were able to reshoot the 1st day's material and get the rest all in the next half day.