Ben Younger

You know, you kinda think you’re gonna have to work for twenty years before you get to work with Meryl Streep. So getting to work with her… I almost feel like I didn’t pay enough dues, it was pretty incredible. I always thought I’d work with her, I just didn’t think it would happen at this point in my career.

For me, the hardest part is getting up and writing, that’s the hard part. I always felt like I could teach someone to direct if I really had to. I feel like it’s a skill that’s passable, but writing… writing is the worst. That’s what I’m doing right now, it’s just the hardest thing that you’ll ever do.

As a director you already have a script, you have actors… you have collaborators when you’re a director. When you’re writing there’s no one to collaborate with, there’s no material to look at. I haven’t adapted something yet, so, I’m sure that would be helpful. When you’re writing an original piece you have nothing.