Patricia Arquette's 'no-brainer' choice
Patricia Arquette felt like it was a "no-brainer" to star in 'Boyhood'.
The 46-year-old star was so impressed with the "beautiful" concept of the coming-of-age film that she knew she would love to have a role in the movie.
She said: "'Boyhood' was just a no-brainer. I wanted to work with both of those guys and the concept was so beautiful.
"The way [Richard Linklater; the director] talked about making the movie, stripping away all the conventional ways of storytelling - it's funny because this show's the opposite. They're so good at this way of telling stories.
"Rick was talking about breaking all the rules of movies and stripping all the ways that you usually tell stories, and let love and life and flaws and mistakes and time and all these things take the lead."
The Academy Award-winning actress also admitted she was shocked about how successful the film ended up being.
She added to Collider.com: "It just blows my mind. We really didn't know if people would accept this movie. Then to find at first that people were moved by the movie, then journalists were really supportive of the movie and writing about it in a really personal, beautiful way.
"I'm so happy for Rick and so happy for the producers, because listen, they gave - not that much money - but four million dollars they gambled on a movie with no safety net. No contracts past seven years. That little boy could have left at any time. You could have ended up with nothing.
"They gambled the whole thing with no safety net, and as a producer everything in this town tells you that you have to have all your bases covered."