THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION
A Love Story
"We create an unbroken chain of unrequited love," says
Nicholas Hytner. "And we probe the terrible ache that occurs
when the object of your affection can't return the affection with
the same intensity with which it's offered."
"For me, this is a classic love story," suggests producer
Laurence Mark. "The reason that contemporary love stories
are so difficult to create is because there are no obstacles left.
It used to be religion...or class ...or age. Those are no longer
obstacles of any significance. As obstacles go, gay sounds like
a pretty good one."
"As with any character, I just wanted to play George with
honesty and dignity and conflict," reflects actor Paul Rudd.
"Why does she fall in love with him?" asks Jennifer
Aniston. "Because George everything that Nina has never had
in a partner or even in a friend. He loves her. He respects her
space, her thoughts, her decisions. George is her best friend."
"Sexual desire in our movie is as chaotic and disruptive
as it is irresistible," says Hytner. "And it creates
a hell of a lot of problems for nearly everyone. But sexuality,
in the sense of sexual preference, isn't a problem at all, at
least for the gay characters. There are no limp wrists and no
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