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Promised Land
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 7, 2012
John Krasinski – Promised Land
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: You did not grow up in small town America, so what made you want to write this story?
JK: The truth is, I hadn't written an original screenplay before, so I've been thinking about certain things that mean a lot to me, and one of the things that means the world is my dad. So, subconsciously, I think I probably came up with this idea thinking of my dad. My dad grew up in a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, a small steel town called Natrona Heights. His dad worked three jobs and the family didn't necessarily have a whole lot, and I remember when he was talking about his childhood, it was always so bright and positive, and I remember as an ignorant eight year old I was like, 'So your childhood must have been awful?' And he said, 'No, it was fantastic. We had an incredibly community, a group of people, friends, family, and there was this belief that tomorrow w...

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