Wed, 2 June 2021
Jac Schaeffer talks to Write On about the challenges of crafting the unique and complex story that is the hit Marvel Studios show WandaVision. "I was so dazzled by the idea but I was also like, 'This is not gonna work. This is crazy!' But the challenge of it was so irresistible that I immediately set about trying to figure out well, okay, if this is the thing, how do you do it effectively? How do you do it in a way where you actually do care about these characters?”
Jac discusses her process and how the show’s famous twists and turns came about. "First, I came at it from a way of, like, 'What's the most interesting watch?' And, for me, that's always when you're ahead of the audience for a while and then sort of blindside them and give them a lot of information and then jerk them in another way, so that was part of my design. And then it was about just remaining true to her authentic journey and tethering everything to the love story."
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Category:screenwriting -- posted at: 12:47pm PDT