“What happened was, I was at the Emmys with my son, and he said, ‘Oh, there’s Louis C.K. I want to meet him!’ I don’t think my boy’s ever said that. He’s 25 years old and has been around all sorts of people! So I went over and introduced myself to Louis C.K., and then I got more aware of who he was and what he had done. He offered me this role, and I asked to see some of his shows. So, yeah, I got what he was doing, and if he thought I could be her and do that with him — yeah, I’m willing to give it a try!”
— Melissa Leo on how she eventually found herself date-raping Louis C.K. on Louie.