“I was absolutely struck by the simplicity of following this one family’s experience. And that moved me to tears,” said Ewan McGregor about the first time he read the script for Summit’s “The Impossible.” “I was a mess and I was reading a script, and I read hundreds of scripts. I had to blow my nose, stop myself from crying. I was so wrapped up,” McGregor added, as he practically induced tears in the Dec. 12 aud at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Later, at the Bill’s Food and Drink afterparty, Sergio G. Sanchez reflected on how the tsunami pic is a universal tale of survival and how disaster sometimes brings out the best in people. “You would probably never go out of your way to help someone in a normal situation,” said the scribe. “It’s such a wonderful experience to feel helpful. And sometimes life has to slap you in the face to make you go out of your way and do it.”