Robert C. Byrd: Very well. Well, let me start at the beginning.
Penelope Cruz: I remember it as some kind of trance.
Byrd: Yes, yes. We went out to dinner together.
Cruz: I have new fears now.
Byrd: No doubt about it.
Cruz: I’m sure there are going to be scenes that are hard for her to watch, because it’s a lot about the loss of her brother, which, of course, I have so much respect for.
Byrd: I remember the headline somewhere.
Cruz: That’s what I wanted as a little girl.
Byrd: Until now you hadn’t noticed me.
Cruz: You have such an amazing voice.
Byrd: I was greatly honored, but I said—I think I reacted in the negative, in a nice way. Somewhere along the line we became friends.
Cruz: Even though it was fake, we really felt like we were traveling.
Byrd: We had a flat or something on that bus and we both were out there on the highway.
Cruz: Yes. The people were so sweet to us.
Byrd: You’re opening up a vast new plateau.