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

Paul Feig – I love funny people, and…

I love funny people, and when I’m with funny people, or people who are amusing…


“I love funny people, and when I’m with funny people, or people who are amusing in their weirdness, I love it. Because that to me is funny, as opposed to someone who stops and says, ‘Hey let me tell you a joke.'”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – Period costume films are fun…

Period costume films are fun to discover, but they’re not relatable. It’s more, ‘Wow, that’s…


“Period costume films are fun to discover, but they’re not relatable. It’s more, ‘Wow, that’s cool – did it really look like that back then?’ Whereas with a comedy, you’re like, ‘Yeah, that’s me, that’s my friends.’ No matter what, I want people to relate.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – As tempting as it seems…

As tempting as it seems to wear tennis shoes with your tux, don’t do it…


“As tempting as it seems to wear tennis shoes with your tux, don’t do it. I think it looks ridiculous. If you’re 14 years old, maybe give it a shot. In general, don’t portray anything that says ‘I’m too cool and I don’t care.'”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – I’m kind of a failure…

I’m kind of a failure. I mean, I’ll be honest. I’m successful in that I’m…


“I’m kind of a failure. I mean, I’ll be honest. I’m successful in that I’m getting to work on great stuff, but I think I’m a failure in all the personal stuff that is most important to me.”
-Paul Feig

Paul Feig – What’s great about the geek…

What’s great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and…


“What’s great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.”
-Paul Feig