AVC: How did you feel the first time you heard Eva Marie Saint speaking as that character?
Mae Whitman: Honored. What a beautiful, beautiful woman, and iconic, incredible actress. To have someone with that much grace and wisdom—she’s an absolutely stunning person, so that’s exciting to me that Katara would turn into that kind of person. It makes me feel happy and warm knowing that Katara had a wonderful life and learned a lot and became such a beautiful, strong, inspirational woman.