In a new feature in GQ magazine, Judd Apatow reflects on ‘Freaks and Geeks’, talks about ‘This is 40’, and explains what writing on the Broadway stage means to him.
When talking about ‘Freaks and Geeks’, he says, "['Freaks and Geeks'] felt like a great family that got torn apart for no reason.”
He also talks about ‘This is 40’, saying, “One person said, ‘There wasn’t enough story.’ But that’s the whole point of the movie. It’s not about a gigantic incident happening. It’s about the normal ebb and flow of your family life and your relationship—the little moments of connecting or not connecting. And not understanding why." He adds that he misses writing for the Broadway stage, saying, “I miss doing something where I’m interacting more with the audience. I like the idea of writing something and rewriting it every night based on how it’s playing. I have a great idea. Maybe like the best idea I’ve ever had. It requires me to create characters and situations that have absolutely nothing to do with my experience."
‘This is 40’ releases this weekend, and co-stars Leslie Mann [Apatow’s wife], Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy and Megan Fox.