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‘The Big Picture’ — Interview With 'Hidden Figures' Director Ted Melfi

Ted Melfi joins Sean Fennessey to discuss the success of his latest film, 'Hidden Figures'

Vanity Fair And Genesis Celebrate 'Hidden Figures' Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

The Ringer's Sean Fennessey sits down with Ted Melfi to discuss the success of his latest film, Hidden Figures (1:10), and how it came about (3:19), as well as the difficulties of making an entertaining movie about math (8:00). Melfi also shares what it's like working with Taraji P. Henson (18:27) and Kevin Costner (21:15), getting Pharrell to score his movie (29:20), and how he feels about the "Hidden Fences" mishap (38:45).