By Leah Rozen Paul Chi Lisa Ingrassia Melody S. Wells
May 26, 2008 12:00 PM

The British actor, 44, leaves the courtroom for the India-based drama Before the Rains.

HOW WAS FILMING IN KERALA, INDIA? It’s the greatest experience I’ve ever had filmmaking. Locals call Kerala “God’s own country” due to its stunning beauty. I worked up tears when I left; it was too much to bear.

DID YOU HAVE CULTURE SHOCK? I got into eating with my hands, but the locals laughed at me because I was bad at it. Learning to scoop with your fingers doesn’t feel natural.