"He can put the fear of God into you, because he can get very emotional at times (doing an impression) 'No why you do it like that, why, why, that's rubbish'. He didn't say that to me though," joked the 56-year-old actor.
Pierce plays former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, in the movie about a ghostwriter who agrees to complete the politician's memoirs.Explaining Polanski's style of filming, Pierce said: "He gets involved in everything, in the props, but more importantly he gets involved in the camera, you and the performance.""The man and the camera and the drama before it is the alchemy and he's always beside the camera," he added.
Polanski won an Academy Award for Best Director for the 2002 drama, The Pianist, which starred Adrien Brody. He was also behind the critically acclaimed 1968 horror Rosemary's Baby, which saw Mia Farrow in the lead role