It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible.
I feel responsible that everyone has a really wonderful experience and to do the best work possible, and to always know my lines and to always be on time and to bring a level to the show in terms of quality that other people will follow.
Acting is not a mystery. There’s nothing that I know that other actors don’t know. We all act, we’re all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience.
I’m always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience.
I got pregnant at 40 by surprise. It’s funny, because when we found out we were pregnant, I said, ‘Okay, let’s experience that.’ You just have to just go with it because it’s rare.
I am very happy since when I am in different cities I can experience and learn different cultures!
Many children are natural fantasists, I think, perhaps because their imaginations have yet to be clobbered into submission by experience.
At our best, it’s a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year, so there are some clunkers.
The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come if you don’t, there’s no hope for you.
Well, you know, the definition of second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.