Vera Farmiga, known for her star-making turn in Up in the Air with George Clooney, stars in the thriller Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal. Even though Farmiga and Gyllenhaal are seen together on screen for much of the film, she did not actually have a chance to act with him. “I mean that was one of the challenging things about the role. Our characters are in two different realities and two different spaces. So even though on screen it will appear as if we’re in each other’s presence, we were not at all,” Farmiga told Uinterview exclusively. “I know him, he’s a friend of mine, so I could tell you what it would potentially be like to work with Jake, given the fact that he’s just so charming and so generous and sweet and energetic, but he was generous to show up a couple days and read lines to me.”

Farmiga also says that the film can leave audiences with a somber yet hopeful attitude. “I think the film, as scary as the circumstances are in the film, I think it does leave you with this idea that you should count your blessings,” she told Uinterview. “You should savor and relish life and those who are dear to you and be grateful for every moment and don’t take anything for granted, and you do walk away with positivity after seeing this film, regardless of the train wreck that it is.”

So what would Farmiga do if she had only eight minutes left to live? “If I had eight minutes to live, I would be making out with my husband. Severe cuddles with my children.”

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Q: Hi Vera, this is Alexa from New Jersey. You get to order Jake Gyllenhaal around in the film. What was it like? - algree03

You know, I think I was working with an alternate reality of Jake Gyllenhaal. I actually did not work with him. I mean that was one of the challenging things about the role. Our characters are in two different realities and two different spaces. So even though on screen it will appear as if we’re in each other’s presence, we were not at all. I know Jake. I know him, and he’s a friend of mine, so I could tell you what it would potentially be like to work with Jake, given the fact that he’s just so charming and so generous and sweet and energetic, but he was generous enough to show up a couple days and read the lines to me. I would stare into a camera and I hear you in my ear, but you’re not in the room with me.

Q: Thanks. And what would you do if you had eight minutes to live? - algree03

If I just had eight minutes to live, I would be making out with my husband. Severe cuddles with my children. I think it would just be tactile. Look, you wouldn’t be human if after, you know, what’s happened in this world and how the world’s changed, you wouldn’t be human if those thoughts creep in, but I really don’t dwell on them. I don’t like to live in fear, and that’s not who I want to be. So, you know, I think the film, as scary as the circumstances are in the film, I think it does leave you with this idea that you should count your blessings. You know, and you should saver and relish life and those who are dear to you and be grateful for every moment and don’t take anything for granted, and you do walk away with positivity after seeing this film, regardless of the train wreck that it is.

Q: Hi Vera, this is Alex from Maine. I heard that you breed goats. How’s that going? - Alex Murry

Oh, god. You know, I’m breeding children at the moment. I have a four month old and a two year old, and I think in the last couple years that’s been on hold. I do have goats. They’re pets and you know, we share them. And my husband, if he’s lucky enough, once a year he gets a hand knit sweater. But it’s a hobby. It’s a big commitment, you know it’s a career. And I don’t really want to hire someone to look after it because breeding goats and then milking them is a twice a day activity and I should be there for it, and I’ve got my hands full at the moment.