• I feel like it's important to be flexible, particularly when I'm coming in late in the game and I'm connective tissue in the story. I'm not at the very center. It's important for me to have a certain kind of flexibility and try to help people do what they need to do.

    "Willem Dafoe Talks OUT OF THE FURNACE, Playing Conflicted Characters, Bringing an Eastern European Flair to His Character, and Future Projects". Interview with Sheila Roberts, December 6, 2013.