“there’s a visceral difference with the Muppets and CGI. You could touch Kermit; he exists in our world. You could potentially meet Kermit. But you’ll never meet Shrek; he lives in a computer. I saw a little girl hug Kermit [on set], and then we started filming a minute later and she was sitting behind the monitors, this like 7-year-old girl, and she screamed out, “That’s my friend! I know him.””—Jason Segel on The Muppets, Scaring Babies, and Wearing a Cape Until He Was 12 — Vulture (via ronenreblogs)
“I’m less concerned that you love my characters than that you recognise them. Human beings have rough edges. Authors who write exclusively about ethical, admirable, likeable characters are not writing about real people.”—
Excellent piece by Lionel Shriver in defense of unlikable characters.