When an audience member asked Bill how he felt about the polygamous lifestyle of his character on "BIG LOVE", Bill remarked that as a youth his mom would take them to Christian church services while his father would nude sunbathe under a backyard oak tree, reading the newest bond book. Therefore he developed an opened minded attitude, while in a conservative area of the USA. He said his father was a "liberal conservative." He also remarked that although he thought polygamy would be a difficult lifestyle he could see how his characters' "bumblebee-like" activies could be appealing.
Bill talked about how after doing the "Titanic", James Cameron took him down in a sub to see the actual ship wreakage. That seeing that the ship actually split in two in person brought the sinking to life and was a very overwhelming experience.
He ended the night answering a question from the audience about whether it is difficult doing the love scenes in "BIG LOVE"....and he remarked that its totally unerotic to do a love scene but that the director told him beforehand that he apologized if he got an erection while watching the love scene, but he apologized even more if he didn't!