I’ve been waiting to post this chat with screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (done by phone on July 12th) because I wanted all of you to have the chance to see the film for yourselves before I introduced any spoilers. Now that you have, I hope you will enjoy this detailed discussion of how McKenna created characters much richer & deeper than their literary antecedents.
Jan: I need to start this interview with some background about myself, Aline, so you’ll know where I’m coming from: I used to work for KPMG Peat Marwick, one of the “Big Eight” accounting firms, & the address of our New York office was 345 Park Avenue. So I lived at the Marriott East Side, our corporate hotel, for months at a time, & the Smith & Wollensky restaurant that figures so prominently in the movie was right around the corner. PRADA’s filmed in “my” New York neighborhood!
Aline: Hilarious, all that stuff was shot where you lived?
Click HERE to read complete chat with Aline Brosh McKenna at FILMS FOR TWO.