I was just gonna say that! I mean, I loved that show!
Well, thank you! But I'll tell you when I was really depressed, was when we had to fire the boyfriend. Because my whole reason for wanting to do the show was, I felt that, particularly in comedies, with female characters, there was always a subtext of being punished for success. You can be smart and you can have a man -- if you have a laundry basket in your hand. But if you're successful, then you're frigid or you're a nymphomaniac or you're always alone, and the message that's being given is, you pay for success by being lonely or alone. Well, of course, I look around me and I would say about eighty percent of my girlfriends are working and they're married or they have kids. And so the reality of my life and my friends was very different from what was being portrayed. So I wanted to show a woman who's extremely driven and meets a guy who's kind of worth it to make the effort for, but where it doesn't come at all naturally to her. So, at the end of the season, the relationship was deemed "unbelievable." Which to me meant, "Oh, you mean because she's really successful and she's a pain in the ass and he puts up with her? That's why it's not believable?"
And she's neurotic and she's crazy but she's so much fun and she's so worth it?
Yeah! And Nancy was fantastic! She'd pull it off because she had so much fun! You completely understood why the guy was with her! So, we were basically forced to fire him or the show wouldn't get picked up. So here we were in this really horrible position of, do we now go back and tell everyone that the show is over because we wouldn't fire this actor, or do we -- and it just made me want to vomit. So, anyway, that was a time that I mourned, because I always felt like that was my whole annuity, that I would be working on that show for years; we had Nancy Travis, we had a great cast. Nobody else was doing it, no one! And I was in a complete state of shock. But that one, I was fairly devastated. The only thing that saved me was, it was, literally, the week that Almost Perfect got cancelled was when all that stuff went down with Romy and Michele, and had Almost Perfect not been cancelled, I wouldn't have been available to go in and re-cut Romy and Michele. But it's devastating. It's devastating. It's like, "What's wrong? I'm doing such great work!" And then Yes, Dear is staying on the air and Three Sisters is coming back --