The making of Mad Men

“TV writing is for people who hate being alone more than they hate writing.” Matthew Weiner discusses his craft in one of those epic Q&As in The Paris Review:

INTERVIEWER: Do you read any of the commentary on Mad Men?

WEINER: I stay off the Internet.

INTERVIEWER: Now you do.

WEINER:  Yeah, I couldn’t take it. It’s like being on trial for a crime you didn’t commit and having to listen to the testimony with a gag in your mouth. I did learn, though, that what I intended something to mean is not always what it means. That’s okay. It’s actually kind of amazing.

[Via Longreads]

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