“Nocturnal Animals” stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and director Tom Ford discussed their thriller at the Variety and AARP Movies for Grownups Screening Series last week.

Adams said she found the script compelling, while Gyllenhaal noted that he embraced playing a character “who had no power.”

“It seems nearly impossible and I always like things that pose a challenge, but he had such a beautiful way of describing his intent,” Adams said of Ford.