Considering her legacy as a much desired movie star, heralded for her style, and harangued for her romantic dalliances with Jude Law and Balthazar Getty, not to mention a crusade against the press over her direct victimisation in the News of the World's phone hacking horror, I'd armed myself for an understandably austere and guarded encounter. It wasn't as though I was trying to actually pretend that in real life I could do multiple takes," he said. But actually, that's rubbish! I wanted to connect with her loneliness and seclusion, I needed to understand that consuming sadness and isolation of losing her husband and child. The film is marked out by encounters with three women, the gangster's moll Emma Sienna Miller , the Cuban Graciela, and the wannabe actress Loretta Elle Fanning. It's so lovely, it's so Irish, just greeting a stranger like that. She smiles brightly at her compliment and hugs her slim frame. Yes, good," said the British star. Affleck wrote, produced, directed and starred in the film which is set in the Prohibition era and follows military veteran and police chief's son Joe Coughlin Affleck as he slowly descends into the world of gangsters. You're led to believe that's where all the work is, that you won't find much once you get older.