Plus, where he is with The Muppets and his CBS pilot.
"I’ve always loved stories about trying to figure out who you are and awkwardness."
The Vulture Transcript: Whit Stillman on Damsels in Distress, Dance Crazes, and ‘Hipster Neighborhoods’
"Bushwick is really cool."
And shares his thoughts on movies and comics these days.
The season's dark turns, his role in the writers' room, and the younger cast's drunken escapades in Chicago.
The duo discusses the horse fatalities, the protests, and where the show would have gone.
The Showrunner Transcript: The Walking Dead’s Glen Mazzara Opens Up on Darabont’s Departure and Reworking the Series
This new batch of episodes will be more cinematic, and the show will move more quickly, he promises.
The Vulture Transcript: Steven Soderbergh on Haywire, Pranking Matt Damon, and His Looming Sabbatical
"I wish movies mattered more. I wish they were more influential."
David Cronenberg on A Dangerous Method, His ‘Falling Off’ Body Parts, and Why You Should Never Call His Work ‘Cronenbergian’
"I have no desire to impose some preconceived idea of Cronenbergness on the project."
The Showrunner Transcript: Homeland’s Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon on Last Night’s Big Reveal and What’s Next for the Series
Major spoilers ahead.
"We never fight on set ... but on the ride to the set we’re sharing a car and he’s like, 'We need to go get juice to protect our health.' And I’m like, 'No, we need to get coffee.'"
"I've never cared for the landing strip; I think it should be all or nothing."
"I'm not living in a frat house with a bong plastered to the table."
Ryan Gosling Talks Drive, Ides of March, and The Place Beyond the Pines in His Oddball, Ryan Gosling Way
"Oh yeah, so then we made 'Drive,' I was instrumental in making the film, sure. But so was REO Speedwagon."
"Everybody wants to know, 'Are you thinking about it? Are you thinking about it?' I’ll put it to you this way: I don’t dislike children as much as I used to."
"When I was coming up, it was Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan and Reese Witherspoon ... then this sort of bromance, slacker thing took over."
A candid chat with a comic who has been laughed with and laughed at — and is surprisingly upbeat about it all.
"I'd be sort of up late and talking a lot more, and if I was up late talking and drinking, I was probably smoking a lot."
"It's homoerotic. And I think they know it, and they don't want to acknowledge it too much."
The Showrunner Transcript: Parenthood and Friday Night Lights’ Jason Katims on Portraying Families Realistically
"Everybody's best foot forward."
The Showrunner Transcript: Parks and Recreation’s Michael Schur on Sleep-Fighting and the Secret to the Show's Sweetness
"Poehler can pretty much curse any of the dudes on the show under the table."
The Showrunner Transcript: Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes on Her New Series and How She Doesn’t Make ‘Light, Airy’ TV
"I'm always very sensitive to the fact that people somehow think the shows are light and airy or optimistic."
The Showrunner Transcript: Justified’s Graham Yost on the Full House Writers’ Room and Learning to Collaborate
"Listen, if 'Mythbusters' is reality TV, I don’t want reality TV to go away."
The Showrunner Transcript: The Good Wife’s Robert and Michelle King on the Series’ Evolution and Alicia’s Love Life
"And yes, we always want her to push herself toward the 'Grey’s Anatomy' choice of, you know, get laid."
The Showrunner Transcript: How I Met Your Mother’s Carter Bays and Craig Thomas on Last Night’s Finale and Their 15-Year Partnership
"Care deeply about your characters, so deeply that you almost delude yourself into thinking that they’re real human beings and quite possibly your best friends in the world."