Paul Feig – Everyone takes pause at 40…

Everyone takes pause at 40. It’s the age you have to assess everything in your…


“Everyone takes pause at 40. It’s the age you have to assess everything in your life. It’s the fictitious marker that’s always coming up when you’re young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – The greatest way for people…

The greatest way for people to experience a comedy is to go in not knowing…


“The greatest way for people to experience a comedy is to go in not knowing anything about it. But because of marketing, it’s impossible. Marketing meaning that in order to get people to come you can’t just go, ‘Hey, there’s a great movie – we’re not going to show you anything from it but trust us!'”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – It’s healthy to have older…

It’s healthy to have older friends. You go, ‘Look, I’m younger than them!’ That’s always…


“It’s healthy to have older friends. You go, ‘Look, I’m younger than them!’ That’s always the nice thing, if you can be the youngest one in the room at times. Like if you’re always the oldest one in the room, you’ll start to feel like the oldest person in the world. So get older friends, because they’re cool. Get cool older friends.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – I always hated high-school…

I always hated high-school shows and high-school movies, because they were always about…


“I always hated high-school shows and high-school movies, because they were always about the cool kids. It was always about dating and sex, and all the popular kids, and the good-looking kids. And the nerds were super-nerdy cartoons, with tape on their glasses. I never saw ‘my people’ portrayed accurately.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – For years, it’s driven me…

For years, it’s driven me crazy that women don’t have better roles, especially in comedies…


“For years, it’s driven me crazy that women don’t have better roles, especially in comedies. I know so many funny women but I always felt… misogynist streak is too strong a term – but a dismissiveness.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – Ever since I was a…

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve felt comfortable in a suit. It all…


“Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve felt comfortable in a suit. It all started when my mom bought me a three-piece Pierre Cardin suit. I wore that thing everywhere. Eventually I realized I was going to be the kid who got beat up in school, but I kept wearing it.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – What I don’t like is…

What I don’t like is when I see stuff that I know has had a…


“What I don’t like is when I see stuff that I know has had a lot of improv done or is playing around where there’s no purpose to the scene other than to just be funny. What you don’t want is funny scene, funny scene, funny scene, and now here’s the epiphany scene and then the movie’s over.”
-Paul Feig