Excerpt from New York Times Article - December 17th 2000
...many of the actors found it awkward to try to build a meaningful rapport by phone. Dexter Fletcher, a London actor, had phoned John Martin a few times at his homes in Arizona and Montana but had found it hard to get past the surface of oft-told anecdotes. "I suppose I wanted to know something from him that I could never really know from him," Fletcher said, "which is what kind of man he is. I've learned more in the last hour talking to Babe and Guarnere, because they have the outside perspective. Bill said that all throughout the war Johnny was a real loner. That explains why I felt I was up against a guy I didn't know how to penetrate."
Fletcher said that he had not been playing Martin as a shy loner in four months of shooting. Would he have done things differently if he had known?
" 'Yeah' is the honest answer," he said. "I've approached him so far in quite a gregarious way. That's my own nature, anyhow. But I can adapt it; I have another six episodes to go."
Source: New York Times