Wes Bentley said that he and Kelly Reilly are so used to acting together in intense situations that they have learned to register without saying a word. “Now, we can’t even talk about it,” he shared. “It’s just little pats on the back or looks to say, ‘Are you okay?’ And, ‘Go, go, go, you can give it. Let’s go there.'”
While Reilly’s Beth is a fan-favorite character, politician Jamie is treated like the black sheep of the family, and his inability to win her love has driven him to ever greater extremes over the course of the show’s five seasons. .
Off-screen, however, Reilly and Bentley apparently have an established relationship that relies on “cheering each other up” through those brutal scenes. “She’s very excited off camera, I hope I’m the same for her because the lock is very important,” Bentley told THR.
He described the train station scene as one in which his performance “[gives] some power back that changed that dynamic” between the two, but ultimately noted that the scene had a “safe” feel to it despite the emotional intensity.