Jane Campion inspires fierce loyalty. Her In The Cut cast raves about her.
Meg Ryan : "She totally redefined what 'artist' means to me. She's uncompromising about expressing herself. She doesn't work in the system, because she doesn't want anyone's approval."
Mark Ruffalo : "Jane wanted such a competent, confident, caring lover out of my character that I was terrified I wouldn't be able to fit the bill. You're doing the sex scenes and Jane's yelling directives at you: 'Be more confident, Mark! You're not a schoolboy - you've made love before!' "She sent me all the sex books, like The Woman's Orgasm. It was a real education. All of a sudden I saw all this defensiveness in myself about sex and this tutoring I was getting about it."
Jennifer Jason Leigh : "She can get anything out of you. She's so open and so incredibly present. You'd be telling her some very personal story, and suddenly she'd begin an improvisation. I realized, 'She wants me, she doesn't want a character. She wants who I am as Pauline. '"