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  • >>> DONNIE SILVERMAN, HE LOST $6

  • MILLION ON MY TABLE, MOVED TO

  • FLORIDA, GOT A JOB AS A

  • SUBSTITUTE TEACHER THEN HANGED

  • HIMSELF.

  • >> THAT'S YOUR FAULT?

  • THAT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.

  • >> HARLAN UEUSTACE IS IN JAIL

  • WISHING HE WAS DEAD.

  • THAT'S NOT WHY I'M SAYING NO.

  • I WAS NAMED AFTER MY GREAT GRAND

  • MOTOR --

  • >> NOBODY GIVES A [ BLEEP ]

  • ABOUT YOUR GOOD NAME.

  • >> I DO.

  • >> WHY?

  • >> BECAUSE.

  • >> WHY?

  • >> BECAUSE IT'S ALL I HAVE LEFT.

  • >> Jimmy: THAT IS "MOLLY'S

  • GAME."

  • JESSICA CHASTAIN, YOU WERE

  • NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR

  • THE MOVIE.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Jimmy: CONGRATULATIONS.

  • >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  • >> Jimmy: IT'S BASED ON A REAL

  • STORY.

  • I KNOW SOME OF THE GUYS THAT

  • WOULD GO TO THAT.

  • DO YOU KNOW PEOPLE WHO WOULD GO

  • TO THAT ACTUAL POKER GAME?

  • >> I KNOW SOME OF THE GUYS WHO

  • WENT TO THE POKER GAME.

  • SOME OF THEM ARE MY FRIENDS.

  • AND WHEN I SAID I WAS GOING TO

  • DO THE MOVIE, ACTUALLY, SOME OF

  • THEM WERE SO GENEROUS, THEY TOOK

  • ME TO A POKER GAME THAT WAS

  • STILL HAPPENING IN NEW YORK.

  • >> Jimmy: TO SHOW YOU HOW IT

  • GOES?

  • >> YEAH.

  • SO I GOT TO SEE BEHIND THE

  • SCENES.

  • >> Jimmy: INTERESTING IF THEY'D

  • MAKE A MOVIE OUT OF THAT POKER

  • GAME AND YOUR RESEARCH VISIT

  • APPEARS IN THE MOVIE, IT WOULD

  • BE VERY META.

  • I GUESS I'M GETTING AHEAD OF

  • MYSELF A LITTLE BIT.

  • THERE WAS THIS RUNNING POKER GA

  • IMTHAT FAMOUS PEOPLE WOULD COME

  • TO HERE IN L.A., MOLLY BLOOM

  • THIS CHARACTER, A REAL WOMAN, DO

  • YOU KNOW MOLLY BLOOM, DID YOU

  • MEET HER?

  • >> YEAH, WHEN I GOT THE PART I

  • MET MOLLY, STARTED RESEARCHING

  • HER.

  • >> Jimmy: HOW DO YOU DO THAT

  • WITH A PERSON, WITHOUT THEM -- I

  • WOULD THINK THEY WOULD ACT

  • WEIRD.

  • IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING ME, I

  • WOULD ACT TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

  • >> COMPLETELY.

  • IF SOMEONE'S RESEARCHING YOU,

  • YOU WANT TO SHOW UP AS YOU WANT

  • THEM TO PLAY YOU.

  • >> Jimmy: EXACTLY.

  • >> YOU'RE PICKING OUT YOUR

  • CLOTHES, DOING ALL OF THAT

  • STUFF.

  • WHEN I MET MOLLY, THIS IS HOW

  • YOU WANT ME TO PLAY YOU.

  • THEN I'M STARTING TO LOOK BEHIND

  • THE SCENES.

  • HOW IS SHE TALKING TO A WOMAN

  • VERSUS A MAN?

  • WHAT DID SHE ORDER TO EAT?

  • HOW DOES SHE DRINK HER COFFEE?

  • >> Jimmy: YOU REALLY, REALLY --

  • >> OH, YEAH, ALL THAT LITTLE

  • STUFF.

  • >> Jimmy: ARE YOU ENGAGING WITH

  • HER OR JUST WANT TO SEE WHAT SHE

  • IS DOING?

  • >> I'M ASKING HER A LOT OF

  • QUESTIONS.

  • >> Jimmy: ASKING A LOT.

  • NOT LIKE A ZOO ANIMAL WHERE

  • YOU'RE JUST SITTING THERE

  • WATCHING HER?

  • >> STUDYING AND WRITING DOWN

  • NOTES.

  • >> Jimmy: AFTERWARDS ARE YOU

  • NERVOUS ABOUT HOW SHE MIGHT

  • RECEIVE --

  • >> COMPLETELY.

  • >> Jimmy: YEAH.

  • >> THE FIRST TIME MOLLY SAW THE

  • FILM WAS AT THE PREMIERE IN

  • TORONTO.

  • BECAUSE SHE'S A FELON, SHE'S NOT

  • ALLOWED TO GO TO CANADA.

  • >> Jimmy: OH.

  • >> SO, YOU KNOW.

  • >> Jimmy: HOW DID SHE GET THERE?

  • >> WELL -- AARON SORKIN HIRED AN

  • IMMIGRATION LAWYER TO GIVE HER A

  • 48-HOUR PASS.

  • AND SHE HAD TO PROMISE THAT SHE

  • WOULD NOT COMMIT ANY CRIMES.

  • WHILE SHE WAS THERE TO SEE THE

  • FILM.

  • AND SHE SAID SHE COULDN'T DO

  • THAT.

  • [ LAUGHTER ]

  • AND SHE SAT BEHIND ME AND HER

  • DAD SAT BEHIND ME.

  • AND --

  • >> Jimmy: RIGHT BEHIND YOU?

  • THAT'S THE WORST PLACE FOR HER

  • TO BE.

  • >> IT WAS SO STRESSFUL.

  • BECAUSE I COULD HEAR HER FATHER

  • GETTING VERY EMOTIONAL DURING

  • THE MOVIE.

  • >> Jimmy: OH, REALLY.

  • >> AND I WANTED TO LIKE TURN

  • AROUND AND SEE IF HE WAS OKAY.

  • BUT THEN I DIDN'T KNOW IF HE

  • MIGHT HIT ME.

  • [ LAUGHTER ]

  • SO I JUST STAYED LOOKING

  • FORWARD.

  • >> Jimmy: THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN

  • FUNNY.

  • YOU WANT TO PLEASE HER, YOU WANT

  • HER TO LIKE THE PORTRAYAL.

  • >> COMPLETELY.

  • I WANT HER TO LIKE THE

  • PORTRAYAL, BUT ALSO TOO, WHEN

  • YOU'RE PLAYING SOMEONE WHO'S

  • GOING THROUGH A JOURNEY, YOU

  • HAVE TO SHOW THEIR MISTAKES AND

  • THEIR FLAWS.

  • YOU HAVE TO SEE THEM OVERCOME

  • THINGS.

  • YOU CAN'T JUST PLAY SOMEONE

  • WHO'S DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT.

  • SO I DIDN'T WANT HER TO BE UPSET

  • THAT WE SAW THOSE MISTAKES.

  • AND SHE WASN'T.

  • >> THINK SHE CAME OFF PRETTY

  • WELL IN THE MOVIE.

  • SOME OF THE GUYS MAYBE OR THE

  • CHARACTERS BASED ON WHO ARE

  • MAYBE BASED ON REAL-LIFE PEOPLE

  • MAYBE DIDN'T COME OFF SO WELL.

  • >> MAYBE.

  • >> Jimmy: YEAH.

  • YOU RUN INTO THOSE PEOPLE AT

  • ALL?

  • DO YOU FEEL ANY RESPONSIBILITY

  • FOR THAT?

  • OR IS THAT ALL ON AARON SORKIN,

  • HE'S THE DIRECTOR?

  • >> THE GOOD THING IS A LOT OF

  • THE CHARACTERS ARE COMBINATIONS

  • OF STORIES.

  • >> Jimmy: THAT'S A NICE WAY OUT

  • OF IT, YEAH.

  • >> SO NO ONE'S PLAYING ANYONE IN

  • PARTICULAR.

  • >> Jimmy: I SEE, OKAY.

  • THAT'S THE STORY WE'RE GOING TO

  • STICK TO?

  • [ LAUGHTER ]

  • >> DID YOU HAPPEN TO GO TO ANY

  • OF