JESSICA CHASTAIN: Okay, I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I'm a very superstitious person. I'm walking onto the plane as we speak. I'm putting my hands on the outside of the plane and my feet are on the lip of the plane. I have to do it every time before I fly.
MICHAEL SHANNON: So you touch the outside of the plane so that the natural oils on your palm can help guide you to a safe landing?
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Yeah. I have to do that, and I have to put my feet on the lip of the plane at the same time.
MICHAEL SHANNON: When did this start?
JESSICA CHASTAIN: It started because I was in New York on September 11. I freaked out and was terrified to fly. I used to do a little prayer outside the plane, and now I put my hands and my feet on the plane, and I think I'll be okay.
MICHAEL SHANNON: That's a ritual.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Oh, god, I gotta get off. What if this interview is my final interview?
MICHAEL SHANNON: No, this cannot be your final interview. I promise. I will do my own little ritual for you. I will fold a little paper airplane and fly it around.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: But you can't let go of it.
MICHAEL SHANNON: I won't let go of it. I'll do a very smooth landing with it in honor of you. Okay, I gotta go eat. I'm hungry.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: [laughs] My life is at stake, Mike!
MICHAEL SHANNON: Don't say "steak." I'm hungry.
JESSICA CHASTAIN: Go. And I've gotta go take off. All right, Mike. Keep me afloat, man.