(CNN) -- "Stan & Ollie" Courtesy Sony Pictures Classic
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are Laurel and Hardy in "Stan and Ollie," which focuses on the legendary comedy team's theatrical tour, late in their careers.
"How do you feel about the size of the audiences?"
"I've been a little disappointed."
(Reilly) "The pressure was on because everyone knows what to expect from them as performers, but it was also helpful that we had so many things to look at to teach ourselves how to be them."
(Coogan) "Yeah, when you know what, when you know what you have to do, it's all that, it's like, well, it's not like a blank canvas, it's like, it's those guys. You've got to capture those guys. You've got to do it well."
Three precious weeks of rehearsal time helped -- as did extensive makeup and prosthetics from Oscar winner Mark Coulier.
"The first time we watched them onstage was, it was just like watching Laurel and Hardy. I think it was the hospital sketch that they did."
"As a massive Laurel and Hardy fan, it was really like sitting in the theater and watching Laurel and Hardy perform."
"I loved us."
"You loved Laurel and Hardy. But you never loved me."
(Reilly) "We were just trying to capture the men themselves and their relationship and what they were like backstage, so we had a little more creative license there and a little more room to move."
"You're not leaving, are you, Stan? The show must go on."