Harper Lee Shut Out Keener
Keener explains, "She's a very private person. When I got the job I thought maybe I'd go down to Alabama, where she lives, and knock on her door or something.
"They (the producers) told me that she didn't want anything to do with it (the movie), because she wanted to remain a private person."
After Capote was released, Lee contacted Keener to tell her how much she enjoyed the film.
Keener says, "It's wonderful (that she got into contact). She saw the film and she liked it very much and was very enthusiastic about Phil's (Philip Seymour Hoffman) performance."