Before writing Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig bought a screenwriting guide.
The actress was delighted that Judd Apatow wanted to make a movie with her, but admits she needed the how-to book to get started.
“I said yes to Judd really quickly then hung up and completely freaked out,” she said. “But he was cool about it, he just said, ‘Pitch me some ideas and we’ll figure it out.’
“So I flew out from New York to Annie [Mumolo] in Los Angeles and we wrote the script in six days.
“We didn’t know what we were doing, we bought a screenwriting book, a guide to how to do it, like Screenwriting 101.
“We didn’t know how to write stage directions or anything so we were, ‘ Oh put “Cut to…” there.’ We pt “Cut to” on everything actually.”