You have to know human behaviour … And the quality of your writing is absolutely capped at your understanding of human behaviour. You’ll never write above what you know about people.
By Tony Gilroy (BAFTA/BFI Screenwriters Lecture)
Cobie Smulders got The Avengers in no small part because I happened to run into Aly at the store, and she was like, “You have to read Cobie!” I said, “She went on tape.” She said, “I know that! PAY ATTENTION!” She was like a terrier. I looked at the tape, and said, “Let’s call Cobie.” That very specifically happened.
By Joss Whedon (via ericdane)