Matthew Weiner: And by the way, having been on the other side of it, I actually think that part of my success climbing the hierarchy of the writers’ room was that I knew that when the boss came in, no matter what mood they were in, I was not going to take it personally. I’d be like, “Okay, okay, you don’t like that? Well, I’ve got something else. Did you actually say ‘Fuck you’ to me? Okay. Well, you don’t mean it.”
David Milch: That’s a gift. How did you develop that?
Matthew Weiner: That’s the way my family is. You can’t take it personally.