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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Christopher Meloni, Joel Surnow HollywoodNewsWire.net  "42"  photo
Small Time
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Feb 26, 2014
Joel Surnow, Christopher Meloni - Small Time
SLS Hotel, Los Angeles
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q: This is based on personal experience, right?
JS: Yeah. My dad was a salesman. His partner was a salesman. They worked here in L.A. They worked out of a boiler room, which means there was one person sitting there with a phone, and theyfd call people and tried to get them to allow them to come to their house with carpet samples. The reason that I didnft turn it into that kind of movie is because of the logistics of it. I needed one location where everything could happen. And used car salesmen are sort of spiritual cousins. So I put everything on the car lot and kept it a little production-friendly.

Q: Were you cocky like Freddy gets?
(Joel nods his head in jokey agreement.)

JS: I did it after college. I went to college and then I went worked for my dad from like age 21 to age 26. The difference is in the movie his dad lets him go. In my story, I had to quit, an...

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