"Somewhere is the first movie I've directed since having a kid. I have pictures of me on my dad's lap on the set of the Godfather II and my daughter Romy visited the set one day. We were shooting Stephen and Elle having burgers in the lobby. Romy said "When Mama says actiong we have to be quiet."
"During the Lost in Translation promo, I stayed at the Chateau Marmont for two weeks. Colin Farrell was taying there then, and I thought of him and a bunch of actors I've met when writing the character of Johnny Marco. Later in the film, when Johnny's dirfting back to his movie-star-around-the-hotel life."
"There's a Bruce Weber photo of Matt Dillon in bed that inspired Johnny Marco's style. For Somewhere I was thinking about photos by Helmut Newton. Helmut lived at the Chateau Marmont in the winter in Room 49. Stephen's charcter lives in the same room, a floor above."
"Stephen took his job seriously, practicing Guitar Hero for hours — I think they're playing a song by the Police here. Stephen stayed in Room 69 during the shoot. He was in character the whole time."
"I met a ton of young actresses for the role of Cleo. Elle was the first girl we met, we kept comparing all the other girls to her. In this scene, she's being dropped off at camp in Nevada. I didn't give her much direction because she's so natural."