What were you thinking when you were making Charlie's "clucking" noise? Did Ari give you any explanation as to why she does that?
Shapiro: He did, actually. It's kind of like a tic for her. It's something that makes her feel calm when she's nervous or stressed out. She makes the sound to calm her down. We actually did talk a bunch about creating the perfect clicking or clucking sound. It's kind of funny because it seems so simple when you first see it, but a lot of thought and work went into it.
Can you tell about what were the "right" clucking sounds and what were the "wrong" clucking sounds?
Shapiro: The first thing they did is to figure out the right tone for it because if you think about it, there are a lot of different clicking sound you can make. You can make one like [clucks] that's in the film. Or you can do a [makes a slightly different sound] more like a click. We had to have one that was loud enough, also one that was recognizable enough so you weren't like, "Oh, this is just a door closing in the background." Once we found it, we were like, "This is the right one," and it ended up working so well.
What was the experience of shooting Charlie's death scene, both the moment in the car but also at the party?
Shapiro: I was actually really nervous for it. Out of everything that I did, I was the most nervous for that. I think the first scene I actually filmed was part of the party scene. So I was really nervous. I met with Ari a few times, though, to work it out and make me less nervous. But yeah, it was just stressful. I really wanted to do a good job and be as accurate as possible and show the emotions of the character changing and their reactions to that sort of situation. I was really nervous, too, because I really wanted to do a good job. It was my first film, and with that, being my first scene made me nervous too. If it was something like, "Oh, you are going to pretend to sleep or walk down a hallway," I would have been like, "OK, this is a good, nice place to jump on the ride." It was like, "OK, so you are going to jump on the hardest part possible and just have fun with it." And I ended up having a lot of fun and it went pretty well. It was just really great.
Was the car scene a little bit later?
Shapiro: I think it was a little bit later. It's hard to remember the exact order that we filmed in. I remember the party scene being my first and the car was not that far afterward. But I was really nervous. The party scene is really the beginnings of it, and you have to really see how it builds acting-wise. It was very stressful for me.