Jerusha Hess quotes

  • I can't handle my own voice, even hearing it echoing on a cell phone. It's horrible.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Phones #Cells #Voice

  • I would do Winnie the Pooh. We would live in the tree house. We would hunt for honey.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #House #Tree #Honey

  • It got hard to juggle the funny on set and then even harder in post-production.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Harder #Posts #Post Production

  • I don't have to do much. What I was surprised at and the challenge was that dealing with an ensemble cast who are in scenes together everyday all day, that is a challenge. It's a challenge to make sure everyone get as much coverage and attention, it got just kind of competitive. I loved it because it made it funnier, but the improv went nuts. People were like, "Oh wait. I have something better to say." "Now, I'm going to say..."
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Nuts #People #Waiting

  • And our experience in England was that. It was a delight. I had never even been to England and I got to spend five months there in a beautiful estate and just party with these gorgeous men and women and poke fun at their beloved genre, which they all loved. We teased it, but it's so gentle, that you're still swept away the whole time.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Beautiful #Fun #Party

  • I was just ready to make a movie for the girls. It was just really fun to write for a girl. It was really indulgent and sweet. The whole movie feels indulgent, doesn't it? It's such a romp in England.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Girl #Sweet #Fun

  • I met Shannon Hale through some friends and family. I was interested in her book called Princess Academy, which is just a very sweet, Newbery-nominated fairy tale for young readers. She was like, "Oh, actually I have something else for you." She gave me Austenland. The next morning, I'm sure I called her and I was like, "Let's make this movie." It is so fun. It just felt so girly and great and a great vehicle for the weird Hess comedy.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Girly #Sweet #Morning

  • It was shocking to see a leg! You've never seen a leg in these stories. We made it a little saloon girl. We played up on many elements because everything is just very covered and the tights are very thick and heavy. And then to have it all fell apart, absolutely, we wanted to see the leg!
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Girl #Tights #Stories

  • The costume designer, her name is Anne Hardinge. She's done "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." She's really comedic costume designer, which was right up my alley. She was a joy to work with. She was like fabulous Geena Davis. She was just floating with her red lip and kind of fabulous.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Names #Joy #Hot

  • And there's even a lord named Lord Dashwood [like the characters in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility]. It's very steeped in Austen. It's been used in many films, but not in its entirety and we shot the inside and the outside and used every nook and cranny. The inside is very gaudy. It's a little naughty inside. There's a lot of portraiture.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Character #Naughty #Portraiture

  • There are a lot of male directors who are directing female-driven pieces. I think that its good to get the girl's point of view and they should write stuff that they know.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Girl #Writing #Thinking

  • I never think that being a woman is so hard. Maybe don't think about your gender and be confident as you go forward rather than try to single yourself out as some underserved part of filmmaking.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Thinking #Trying #Being A Woman

  • I never think of myself as different from anyone else.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Thinking #Different

  • Editing was hard for me. It was hard to be in a room by yourself and not have that collaborative spirit. Comedies are really tight and timing is everything.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Editing #Rooms #Spirit

  • When you are nice to people, they bring their A-game.
    -- Jerusha Hess

    #Nice #Games #People