When asked who she admires in the industry, The Mindy Project star says: "Amy Pascal is pretty amazing. She is someone my friends who are writers talk about with awe. She is in features and I'm in television, [but] she seems to have green lit or not green lit my friends' things, so to me she's a very powerful, mysterious person."
Kathy Griffin's Advice to Women Starting Out in Entertainment
Offering a piece of advice to up-and-coming women in entertainment, Griffin says, "You better really love it because there is so much rejection, it's primarily rejection, so really, really love it. And if you don't love it, then this isn't the thing for you."
Kerry Washington on Female Superheroes
The Django Unchained and Scandal starpraises showrunner Shonda Rhimes, saying, "She is such an inspiration to me. She just blows me away the way she is able to juggle and manage. The other morning I got an email from her that was this profoundly detailed email about my character and about the show, and at the bottom is said, 'Please excuse my typos, I'm holding a baby in one hand, typing with the other.' I was like, 'OK, she is just a superhero.'"
Sandra Fluke on the Women in Entertainment Event
Attorney and women's right activist Sandra Fluke on why she wanted to be part of THR's annual Women in Entertainment event. "I was looking at Geena Davis' work because she has this fantastic institute that looks at the representation of women in entertainment, and I really respect how she has used her celebrity for such an important purpose."