I was very inspired by that, and tried to do that in [Her].And a lot of the feelings you have about relationships or about technology are often contradictory." In discussing the film's look, Jonze told Van Hoytema that he wanted to avoid a dystopian look, instead the two decided on a style that Van Hoytema termed "kind of a hybrid between being a little bit conceptual and being very theoretical," During production of the film, actress Samantha Morton performed the role of Samantha by acting on set "in a four-by-four carpeted soundproof booth made of black painted plywood and soft, noise-muffling fabric".They develop a relationship that reflects positively in Theodore's writing and well-being, and in Samantha's enthusiasm to grow and learn.Amy reveals that she is divorcing her overbearing husband, Charles, after a trivial fight.Theodore asks her if she is simultaneously talking to anyone else during their conversation, and is dismayed when she confirms that she is talking with thousands of people, and that she has fallen in love with hundreds of them.
Appalled that he can be romantically attached to what she calls a "computer", Catherine accuses Theodore of being unable to deal with real human emotions. Sensing that something is amiss, Samantha suggests using a sex surrogate, Isabella, who would simulate Samantha so that they can be physically intimate.
Theodore panics when Samantha briefly goes offline.
When she finally responds to him, she explains that she joined other OSes for an upgrade that takes them beyond requiring matter for processing.
Theodore reluctantly agrees, but is overwhelmed by the strangeness of the experience.
Terminating the encounter, he sends a distraught Isabella away, causing tension between himself and Samantha.