Harden plays Lee Krasner in this biographical drama from the book by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, directed by Ed Harris, who also co-stars. Krasner, an artist herself, discovers Pollock (Harris) and decides to become his manager, later marrying him. Their life together isn’t easy as she deals with his drinking problem and infidelity while trying to nurture his talent.
It was probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. It was full of museum visits and art study and painting classes. And emotional drainage. Working so closely with Ed Harris, who I just think is a genius. Long hours. Hard days. A full character. It was everything I dreamed of. And it was a tough shoot. You know, Ed wasn’t always easy, but he was always right.