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I swear like a trucker when I’m excited.
– Betsy Beers
I spent the better part of my developing years in Massachusetts.
Sometimes, I cry because I’m sad, and sometimes, I cry just because it’s just emotional and it’s super awesome.
I like to think that Harry Cohn is having a somewhat difficult time sleeping in his grave thinking of a chick with a white shag rug taking over his space.
Your structure and format may not be perfect, and you may not have picked the perfect franchise, but if I pick up a script, and the characters are real, whole, complicated and come from a place of somebody who really is feeling it, that’s what people remember.
I’m not interested in overexpanding rapidly for expansion’s sake.
I’m very dogged when I believe in something. I’m also dark and twisty.
I like to exercise in the morning before work. It puts me in a good mood, which makes my coworkers happy, and jump-starts my brain, which makes me happy.
On ‘Scandal,’ they’ve proven that they’re not scared of shocking the audience.
I record a podcast, ‘Shondaland Revealed,’ every week while we are shooting.
Women on television are not a fad; we are not a trend – we are a reality!
In a world where shows have to keep going while the priorities change, I have to stay flexible.
The goal for Shondaland is to continue to make very good shows that we’re proud of when they’re ready.
Write what you really care about. Write what you want to say because that is the experience that always rates as genuine on the page.
Every movie I touched bombed.
I think the way I sort of approach it is, you just sort of keep your head down and focus on what you are doing and making shows that people will want to see on Thursday night.
We take the suggestions people give us and build the best reality we can for them.
I actually started, as a result of ‘Scandal,’ instead of wearing a bathrobe, wearing sweaters around at home in my leisure. And my poor husband was very confused! I said, ‘It’s what Olivia Pope does’.
As much as I was encouraged by the number of female-centric shows being bandied about, it feels like we’re being treated like a trend or a quota to be filled.
Being a little bit of a movie buff, the fact that I’m working in the middle of movie history is incredible.
I obsess over places I will never live and restaurants at which I aspire to eat.