Jeff Bridges on ‘The Giver,’ The Dude and Fighting Meryl Streep

It's easy to assume that Jeff Bridges had the time of his life starring in “The Giver,” the dystopian caper based on Lois Lowry's Newbery-winning YA novel from 1993, because he got to work with inspired young actors, play a little bit of music (He shares a piano scene with Taylor Swift), and even spar in a climactic scene with Meryl Streep. Seems like a productive, fun way to shoot a very emotional film.

We caught up with Bridges to discuss the characters he can't leave behind, the fun of working with a newcomer like Brenton Thwaites, and what you get out of fighting with Meryl Streep.