Scripts are very different to books. They are blueprints for building, not the building.
Some of the material out there - I don't want to say that it's all bad - but there's a lot of bad stuff out there. You just continue reading scripts, and eventually you find something you connect with.
With TV, the pace is so fast, the scripts are coming at you, the directors are firing things at you, it's breathtaking.
It's hard to find scripts that know what they are from page one to page 115.
American scripts are usually non-stop conversation. People talking over each other. I like that.
I read as many scripts as I can and just find stuff that I think is interesting, find stories that I think are worth telling.
And I find it very easy to memorize the scripts, which are so close to conversations my husband and I have.
One of the reasons I moved to New York was because I thought it would be easier to say no to dreadful scripts. I wouldn't be tempted to fly back and do them. There are some things even I won't do.
There's the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there's less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.
It's very rare to have rehearsal time on a television show: You get scripts, you show up, and you do it.
I have a lot of incomplete short films and incomplete scripts out there.
I practice reading all the time. I read everything and having so many scripts to read, which really helps out as well.
When an actor asks you to read his script, your heart sinks. The number of scripts I've been given by actors that are so unbelievably terrible!
I'm terrible at reading scripts. I love to read, and I hate reading scripts.
Most scripts are bad. I read a lot of them.
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