August 10, 2008
“It always happens in places where you’d rather not be recognized. Like one time, I was just getting ready to go to bed, but I had this craving for a glass of milk. So I go to the supermarket, and I have like no makeup on, and this couple comes up to me and they’re like ‘Thursday night!’. They sort of yelled it across the vegetable bin, and I’m like, ‘Okay, don’t look at me, I look awful. I’m going over here by the celery now.'”
You hear all these great stories about kids starting their own businesses and getting involved in their communities and politics and foundations – all kinds of things. And it’s so much easier for kids to get motivated and do that. – on her belief that teens are motivated to effect change.
“Sometimes I feel like I am an old person trapped in a young person’s body. I’m boring. I go to movies. I read. That’s about it.”
“The success of the show is overwhelming. It’s like being Alice at the Mad Hatter’s tea party because you never know what’s going to happen next.”
“I was at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for a year and I loved it. There are a lot of really creative people, there is a constant exchange of an ideas. We talk about what’s been done [in film] and all the rules for filmmaking and then we talk about how to break them.”