You want to be in an environment where everyone’s respected – where the drama’s in the show, not around the show. I’ve worked on sets that are angry, nervous, uncertain, and it just permeates everything.
It’s interesting, the room for interpretation that everybody has—the actors, the directors, the cinematographer, designer. You know, everybody’s expected to put their stamp on it. So, that’s what we’re all trying to do while telling the same story.
it’s never a deliberate plan to have a small audience tune in. The plan is to make a sitcom that billions of people watch and subsequently talk about in offices and schools across the land, quoting lines from and generally making their creators buckets of cash… DON’T BE AN IDIOT! You know what you’ve written – it’s never going to happen.
I never thought it would have been possible. It’s changed now, it’s actually going to have a new ending.
In TV and something episodic like a sitcom, you can get away with just having great characters. You don’t really need plot. With a film you need more plot.