Listen: Writer, Samantha, Chris Basil discussed on Origins with James Andrew Miller
"So it's not my role to dictate anything. But to get to know the actor and to work with them to just stay out of the way, if that makes any sense. You know, it was about fashion. It was about what women are concerned with their looks. And I try to just do my part, and then escape into the Easter what was it like being the male characters around by four very distinct strong female characters because usually it's a bunch of guys in the token woman, and you had to reverse forget, I was just a part of her life and the biggest part of your life in the show with those girls. So I go in and do my job, and I wouldn't think much about it took a little bit longer because you know, make up and hair. And all that stuff is different. You know, literally on a side though, like law and order, I fall out of bed get into the makeup share with my hair, fifty different directions, and it would take about two minutes. And then we'd be on shooting them. You know, I would call my hair with towel. Once again sex in the city, creator Darren star are used to the beginning of doing this show that like why am I the person doing sexy? Why am I doing a show about, you know, women about sexual relationships from this female point of view? But I think first of all that's what writers do they sort of put themselves in the shoes of other characters and the mindset of other characters, and I have a lot of empathy for my female friends. And I think I'm able sometimes you're able to see the humor in somebody else's situation. When you're not quite as close to it, and it so first of all, I think men and women aren't as their different. But we're all people, and I think that it really is just like, you know, it's a leap of imagination. It's really sort of what you're meant to do as a writer. I think men can write women the same way. Women can right men, and we had women in the room, you know, in the writer's room. Michael I were not there inventing the wheel all by ourselves that we certainly did most of the heavy lifting together the first season. I'm really amused by women. I love writing female characters I feel like their emotional. And they say what's on their mind. And we just cited that you know, what Samantha was going to be as absolutely body and sexual she wanted to be and sort of as blue as we could possibly make her an I've known all these women, you know, I can point to all these women, and I'm sure, you know, probably everybody has these women in their lives that they can say oh my God. I know that woman who talks about sex and has zero shame about it. You know? And I know the woman who is who is just career driven uptight insecure. Another woman who is like just feeling like she wants to play by the rules and just constantly getting screwed by it. But beyond that, we had really great women on staff, and we've talked about our own personal stories at length. And I always felt like you could not do show about four men talking about women in the way that you could turn it on its head and do a show about four women talking frankly about men because there's hadn't seen it before. So some of it, honestly, it's like. You know, a leap of imagination, and we sort of got it right next on Arjun sex in the city episode to the stars, the writers and others responsible for this apprise hit talk about testing the waters of sexual candor. Yes, it's HBO. But how far could they go? How much frankness did the audience demand after all? Now, they were paying. Thanks as always to Chris Corcoran, Spencer Brown, Nick Freeman Lauren Cohan. Pam Kramer, Josephina Francis. And the rest of the team at cadence thirteen and specifically to my main man, Chris basil who was always in the trenches with me and our younger cohort, Terrence Malegaon. Finally, thanks to all of you. For listening to us in your homes cars and through your headphones doing this for you. So if you have any thoughts you'd like to share please feel free to hit me up at James at James, Andrew Miller dot com. Onward episode to Arjun. This is Jim Miller cures.."