I know that you’ve worked in factory settings before. But at what point did you decide you’d want to make a movie about a factory?
I’m trying to remember which came first. I had the idea about a female character who’s a bit of a sociopath. Then, I had the idea about the guy in a marriage and the gigolo. I liked watching bottling mechanisms run and hadn’t seen that in anything for a while, probably since Laverne and Shirley. I wanted to do something from the boss’s point of view. There used to be this great factory, the Adams Extract factory — when you drive from Austin to San Antonio. It was a cool ’50s looking building. I even took a tour of it. So I wanted to do that for a while. I had toured the Miller brewery in Milwaukee when I was a musician and they sponsored this guy I was playing with.