Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Vanessa is coming in. Here comes Vanessa. Vanessa is coming in. Watch this person coming, its Vanessa. Hello Vanessa. Nice to meet you! A Golden Globe, a SAG Award, now the Oscar nomination wow it's really impressive, congratulations. Thank you! It feels good, thank you! How do you feel when you wake up in the morning, just knowing you might take you first Oscar home. I haven't really thought, I haven´t put myself there I don't put myself in that - imagine that position I'm really enjoying this whole approach to it in this whole award season I've been going around supporting this this film that took 20 years to make and we got it made and now its at a time when it's getting a light shine on it you know for picture for editing for performances and that's something I'm I'm proud of and I'm proud to be sharing it and I'm gonna I'll be able to better answer that after the season's over whether I win it or not Honestly, when I first read about this movie and I saw your pictures how much weight you lost I thought, why would anyone do that for role, and then I saw the movie and now I get it. Bravo! it was truly worth it this movie, right? It was an obvious responsibility that I had to go play the character, if I didn't do that, I really wouldn´t have worked. I would have been embarrassed, I wouldn´t have been doing my job. So it was very clear to me, it was never a question going into it that that wasn't necessary. I didn't know how much I was gonna loose, I just knew there was a certain place I needed to get to best represent Ron Woodruff How did playing this character influence your day-to-day life? I'd say then and still I'd definitely challenge authority more aggressively than I did before, politically on a government level, on many levels challenge authority. Don't just take someone's word for things as easily as maybe I did before I always question, what actually did Ron Woodroff at the end he doesn't go that court and win he goes there and looses. But what did he do? And I would say, to the best of my knowledge, his shook the tree and made enough noise he was obviously making enough noise that the FDA came down and shut him down three times so he was obviously important enough and it was on their radar as you know a criminal and we gonna shut this guy up and so what do I think probably happened well, you know the congressmen and senators who had their special-interest staced up on their desk I think he got, you know, the people with HIV and how do we better treat them that move from the bottom of the list closer to the top And so I think he helped fast track; what he did help fast-track the government doing research about the thing, there's a better way to treat people with HIV. You shot this movie in 25 days. That must have been a challenge because thats not a long time for a movie like that. No, it#s not. It was a challenge, but in hindsight, I also call it a privlege because you didn't have to reset in the day, you almost didn't have to reset at night or at the end of the week. It felt like the camera was always rolling so there what happens when you know that you're under the gun one: you're forced to get creative. Number two: you don't warm up into the scene. You show up that morning and you're hitting it because there's not gonna be time to warm up. You don't get in a scene and kinda find it which you have the privilege of doing in more considerate films we have more time which those are nice as well but this was like boy get outta bed I'm on. Everybody better be on, until they tell us to go home we're not shooting anymore, ever. Which came after 25 days. Thank you so much. it was great to talk to you.