Noah Baumbach and Adam Driver sat down with The Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival to discuss their new Netflix drama, “Marriage Story,” and some of the most intense moments on set. One particular scene (SPOILER-ALERT) features Driver and his co-star Scarlett Johansson in a difficult and tense conversation as their marriage falls apart.

“That scene, which we shot over two days, was one hand I think is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I was really taken with it as we were doing it and it’s not the kind of scene that you can just pop in and do like ‘oh, we’ll just do this line.'” Baumbach said. “You really need the momentum.”

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