Diablo Cody on United States Of Tara, Navigating The Writer’s Room


If there’s one thing Diablo Cody would do differently following United States of Tara’s cancellation earlier this week, it would be to write her next series alone in a cabin like a wise-cracking hermit, rather than try to gather her thoughts together around the writer’s table. “I think if I did do TV again, I would do it differently. I think it might be a more solitary process. I don’t think I ever got the hang of the writers’ room,” Cody explained. “We had a lot of people. Like up to eight or something. Which is fine and it was really cool and I worked with some incredible people. But for me it’s hard to be in a room all day. I spent a lot of time staring at the clock in school, so I have that kind of personality. I can’t sit still for longer than five minutes, so it was a conundrum.”