“I felt like the ex-husband was a little dark. I had just come out of a season (of True Blood) with Bill being dark, and I felt I should to do something a little bit more nice, a little bit more ordinary," he told Shockya.
"I really liked the fact he’s the one central figure in Mary’s life in the movie that’s a warm one. It takes her awhile for her to trust him, but ultimately, she does trust him. I really liked the kind of dynamic of that.”
That doesn’t sound that different than Bill, actually! Well, sometimes he does kill people. But other than that, totally trustworthy!