Also starring Jane Seymour and directed by James Keach, BLIND DATING is a warm and funny story about overcoming cultural boundaries, physiological differences, and above all, finding true love.
Chris Pine (Danny), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Larry), Anjali Jay (Leeza), Jane Seymour (Dr.
: My agent sent both of us the script and said that Theta Films, who made it, wanted James to direct and they wanted me to play Dr. This was one of those wonderful little movies that when the audience sees it, they all love it, and I loved the character of Dr. She’s not the largest role, but definitely an important role.
James did an enormous amount of work, in terms of rewrites, and really tuned it up and I thought this was a gem.
Not that he’s letting that hold him back—for the most part, Danny refuses to let his visual impairment get in the way of anything.
So if you said to me, “here’s the part,” I’d probably say “I like acting more”, but that isn’t the way it works. In a way, you vicariously act when you direct; you can play parts in your head when you direct that you could obviously never play. : Tom Sullivan, who’s blind, was one of the first guys I called when we decided we were going to do the movie.
The science of it was really cool, but it’s the entertainment of the movie that really counts. We didn’t have a lot of money to make this movie so when you’re doing a movie with a budget consideration, the one thing you don’t want to do is move your trucks a lot.