PC: What was the atmosphere on set like? PB: Well, I got there and went to the theater that they were shooting in and we all clicked – we just jammed and it all came together right away. I mean, the next day I was working on the film!
PC: That fast.
PB: Yeah – it was a really great experience and they really set up a nice environment for everybody on that. Bill, because of his musical background, really respects the choreography and the choreographer. There is a new surge of dance going through film and TV right now – within the last seven years, really – and there is a new respect for choreographers. Prior to that, I felt a lot of the time like I was being hired as crew, whereas now you are being hired as an artist.
PC: You get more respect.
PB: Yeah – especially on a set that Bill Condon is in charge of; he really has that respect and the reverence for theatre and theatre practices like that.
Check out the rest of the interview including how Paul suddenly found himself in the movie here.