It's an email exchange turned into an article for the NYTimes - he's playing Hickey in Iceman Cometh in Chicago, she's playing Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey in London. Full of insight into process, backstage rituals and the challenges of O'Neill's characters.
I love that Lane makes sure to say hi to the two actors backstage who enter before him and talk about having seen Hickey when they enter. I was fascinated by the facts that Metcalf wears prosthetics on her hands and prefers to be slightly hungry while performing a show.
A quote that resonated for me from Nathan Lane:
"Even after months of preparation you don’t really start to figure
something like this out until you’re in front of an audience. You need
time. In some ways just to get through the terror of taking this on, I
think I had mapped it out too much and needed to let go of everything
and let the play happen to me more."
It's a really great article. RTWT.