Before the movie, my encounters with cooking were limited. I would pass through the kitchen only if I had to go to another room.. I can cook, but I can't match Kate's (her character in No Reservations) calibre in cooking. My husband makes a mean Sunday breakfast.. a brunch. And he is brilliant at the barbecue, which I am not allowed to touch.
I was trained really well for this film; I was in the kitchen for two weeks. At first I was terrified, but I wanted to make sure that I was convincing in the kitchen.
I have cooked a little bit after the movie and I have a lot more confidence in the kitchen now.
When I read the script for No Reservations I did not know there was another movie, Mostly Martha. Then, of course, I thought I would not see the original, but I had to and I fell in love with it.
Why are so many chefs men? I think that men like to work with sharp objects.
Every brilliant hairdresser I have ever had has been a man and they have scissors in their hands; great chefs have knives. That is the only thing I can think of.
– As told to Princy Jain