I feel like I understood that for the first time." Her background is so famously diverse it could be a movie itself.
Tyler's mother, Bebe Buell, was a musician and model ubiquitous in the '70s rock scene.
I actually think I'm not that great at that, but I had to pull a story out of my hat!
I made up a tale about a crabby crab from New Orleans.
Their confl ict leads to the ledge of a building in a test of faith. "Making the movie, I became much more just interested in observing without judgment," says Tyler.
Those moments of laughter and messing up, those are all important, too.
"Though, in first grade, we're really going to dive in and get it right.
"Of my teen years in New York, I just remember riding the subway uptown to school, and feeling this gratitude that I could experience all the different people and places and cultures in the city." She co-starred in small films starting in 1994, including the indie classic "Heavy," but made her first big impression in director Bernardo Bertolucci's "Stealing Beauty" in 1996.
She went on to co-star in "Inventing the Abbotts," "Armageddon" and the ‘Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
It turned out to be an education for Tyler as well.