"Globally, we're going through this intense time, with high levels of anxiety," she said. "It's been proven again and again that what's most valuable, how you find happiness, are experiences rather than things."
"What is so remarkable about this book and that is completely transliterated into the screenplay is that these are really complex relationships. These are really complex circumstances, and it rose above cliches," said Howard, who plays a well-off white woman trying to maintain her town's rigid traditions. "Those are the kinds of female films that I crave and that I want to see and that I'm really proud to be a part of."