It was his idea that once he had written the script, he’d pick what he considered the perfect people for the parts. Then it was theirs. And they were to come in prepared from their point of view, not to worry about the script as a whole, which…not many people work that way, most people say, “Work for the good of the script.” He’d say, “Work for the good of your character, do your character. Don’t worry, the script will take care of itself.”
Gena Rowlands on John Cassavetes

It was his idea that once he had written the script, he’d pick what he considered the perfect people for the parts. Then it was theirs. And they were to come in prepared from their point of view, not to worry about the script as a whole, which…not many people work that way, most people say, “Work for the good of the script.” He’d say, “Work for the good of your character, do your character. Don’t worry, the script will take care of itself.”

Gena Rowlands on John Cassavetes

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