Paulson plays Nicolle Wallace, a senior adviser on John McCain’s presidential campaign, in this drama written for the screen by Danny Strong and directed by Jay Roach. After Sarah Palin is tapped to be the Vice Presidential candidate for the Republican Party, Wallace has much of the responsibility for prepping her public appearances. Her efforts prove futile, however, as the campaign ends in defeat. Co-starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Ed Harris.
I’m not a Republican. But my job is to believe what she believed in—to make the case for my candidate, which is what Nicolle did. So, to me, I felt a great deal of responsibility to not screw it up.