CASEY AFFLECK: "We started filming in the fall; then we went until Christmas and it gets pretty cold in Boston during that time. And we were mostly outside. But it was cold and wet and it sucks and then it’s fine and you kind of forget about it. Or you get used to it. You never really forget about it, but you know it was a nice group of guys who we were with so you get to complain all together and that’s comforting."
On having ice cold water thrown at him for hours at a time during filming:
"It’s much easier than pretending anything and all you have to do is sort of like get your lines out and you’re already shivering and you can’t help but like keep your eyes half closed because you’re being pounded with water and then you just look like a good actor maybe. And like you really just stood there and took so much physical abuse. So it makes it easier. If you can call that easier."
Next we interviewed Chris Pine (Bernie Webber) and Ben Foster (Richard Livesey) together.
They were so close to me that I could have easily reached out and touched them, but I didn't, of course, because it's, you know, weird and creepy. So that didn't happen. But I'd just like to go on record right now and say that Chris Pine is seriously just as dreamy in person as he is on the big screen. And we were asked not to take any photos, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
But I did thoroughly enjoy their back and forth banter and I was impressed that these actors had so much respect for the characters, the real live people they were playing and were very honoring of the Coast Guard in general and the bravery of these guys specifically.