It was all very strategic.
Then people started to point fingers. They didn't say nobody wants to see bad movies. Instead, they said nobody wants to see movie musicals.
Vindication? Oh, my God, absolutely. When you're attacked mercilessly for illogical and unpatriotic reasons, to be honored by Emmy voters in this way is just phenomenal.
What the Toronto festival premiere did was to reinforce why we wanted to do this. People approached us and said they had no idea how talented Liza was. In the past few years, her skills have been too obscured by the tabloid headlines. It is fantastic to see her being celebrated for what she should be celebrated for.
Bob Fosse only directed five films in his career, and we consider this his lost sixth film.
Liza is unique and nobody does what she does.