Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back.
I believe that the profits will come from the quality of your creative products. Since the beginning, I’ve always wanted to develop a self-feeding circle of creative productions: the positive financial returns from one show would be used to develop and create a new show, and so on.
President Obama has basically avoided or not done any attempt to intervene in any positive way in the housing market. I think in the financial crisis that’s been a shame.
There’s been a slow death in a way. On the positive side, there are films getting into the Academy Awards that wouldn’t have, but on the negative side, financiers are now dominant and making all the decisions. I can’t count the ways a director’s vision is compromised.
When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.
I just recently joined Twitter. It’s very positive – I love all the accolades. If my ego is hurting, I can just open my Twitter account and see ‘Oh, I love you! I love the show!’ and it’s great. I’m trying to find the balance between trying to be funny, being honest and just being a promoter as the guy on ‘Royal Pains.’