A dream role that inspires real dreams.

In exclusive chat with E! News, Manny Jacinto discussed what it was like working with the A-list actress and producer Nicole Kidman on Hulus Nine Perfect Strangers. Jacinto wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he took on the role of Yao, the dedicated Tranquillum House employee, of which Masha (Kidman) is the boss.

Unsurprisingly, Jacinto called the close collaboration with the Oscar-winning actress “incredible,” adding, “It’s a bit of a cliché, but it was a masterclass to be able to act against her and be willing to gamble and take risks you couldn’t ask for anything better from a scene partner. “

After declaring the whole experience to be a dream, Jacinto quipped that he taught Kidman a thing or two. “Probably a Canadian accent,” he remarked. “How do you say right or something.”