"Since November, I feel that the need for theater is perhaps greater than it was," he said. "Whether it's to see something that's challenging or see something that gives you an insight into life, or gives you hope or simply gives you a damn good time, my impression is that people need this more than ever."
"There's something 'Romeo and Juliet'-esque about it," Ms. Blanchett said. "There's a universality to the love story that moves it out of the niche. It's about the perspective or the feeling of being in love for the first time. And, yes, it's not immaterial that there are two women at the center of it. But at certain moments, it kind of is."