Ann-Margaret's agent - "you know what'll turn Ann into a huge dramatic lead? cast her as the most annoyingly unsympathetic teenage girl humanly possible!"
Adults sitting around a table staring at a kid trying to say the right thing to get him to open up, to give him confidence, to make him comfortable to do what they think is right for him. I feel a bulk of my childhood revolved around stuff like that; grappling with my own self-confidence (or extreme lack-of), my masculinity, my restrained emotions, the everything that I was afraid to show. The world trying to tell me who I should…