Being a stepmother is like coming in to produce a movie after most of the major decisions have already been made. The director has been hired, the cast has been chosen, the locations have been booked, the financing is taken care of. Your job is to make sure the movie happens on time and on budget.
You can make suggestions along the way, and some of them will even be implemented or taken into consideration. You get to make the call on some things, like which caterer to hire for craft services or which limo service to use. Some days you’re the head honcho in charge, but at the end of the day the vision is the director’s.
Yet, you love the script. The script is TOTALLY AWESOME. You may never get to work on such a great script ever again in your life, and it is life-changing. You wouldn’t give up working on this film for anything in the world.
Just. Sometimes you wish your opinions had more weight, that you could express your opinion free of worry that it would cause a ruckus higher of the food chain, that you didn’t have to think so damn much before opening your mouth.