To truly understand Nora Ephron, one has to see her wit and candor for oneself. We’ve compiled a few videos taken of Ephron interviews. These clips only brush the surface of her humor and wisdom. But they provide insight into the character of the woman who created some of our today’s greatest romantic comedies.
A funny thing happened on the way to elementary school today: In this 2010 interview with Author Magazine, Ephron discusses writing for the page and screen, her parents and what she would do if she couldn’t write (hint: it’s the central theme of one of her latest hits, “Julie & Julia”). Her parents wouldn’t hear their kids’ sad stories, and that, Ephron says, is how she became a writer.
At a 2004 tribute to Meryl Streep, Ephron spoke highly of her friend and frequent collaborator and explains why it’s great to have Meryl Streep play you in a movie. Full of self-deprecating jokes and spot-on lines about herself and Meryl Streep (“it’s a little depressing knowing that if you went to audition to play yourself, you would lose out to her”), Ephron manages to both steal the show and honor the work of Streep.