Collider: How did you come to this [Space Station 76]?
LIV TYLER: If I remember correctly, Jack Plotnick sent it to me and wrote me a note. And his note was so sweet, it was crazy. I read the script and was like, “This is really beautiful and strange and unique and interesting,” so I Skyped with him. I remember the Skype so well because it was half Skype session with a director and half therapy session for me. He’s an actor himself, and he’s also an acting teacher. He does all of these really interesting workshops and he has a website. I had looked at a lot of that stuff before I had talked to him, and I was so intrigued by his whole philosophy. I’ve never actually really classically studied acting, at all. It’s something I was always a little bit reluctant to do. When I say that he’s an acting teacher, he’s not particularly teaching skill and technique, or at least that wasn’t my experience. He has a whole little wacky philosophy of his own, of freeing yourself of the negative voices in your mind and liberating yourself, and he has all of these positive affirmations. I just thought it was so interesting and so brilliant. I was like, “I really want to work with this guy, and I just want to go and make this movie.” I wasn’t so concerned with the actual outcome, but more just wanted to have the experience with him. I knew that there was something important for me, just as a person, in my life, to have that experience. And I got to work with Matt Bomer, who’s so amazing and such a babe. He’s just so lovely.
You have some great moments with Matt Bomer. What was it like to work with him?
TYLER: Matt’s amazing. I have such a crush on Matt. I said to him, “I can’t believe you’re gay because I totally have a crush on you, and I think we have better chemistry than I might have ever had with another male actor before, in my whole life.” He’s so sweet. I love him. There’s something so magical about him. He’s really a joy to work with. He’s so warm and giving, and he really loved this character. He was really passionate about the whole thing, which was great. I really loved getting to work with him. These characters are unlikely friends who wouldn’t normally get to meet each other, but that’s the same for actors. Sometimes you’re put together with people where you think, “I wonder if I would have ever met you, had we not worked together.” He’s one of my favorite friends and people that I’ve met in the past few years, that just so happened to come into my life through my work. I really care about him a lot. [collider]