10 Questions for Joss Whedon

Cult-TV-show creator turned movie director Joss Whedon on death, strong women and never feeling guilty

Romona Rosales / August for TIME

You made a Much Ado About Nothing movie in the gap between filming and editing The Avengers. You don't like vacations?
I knew I needed a break from The Avengers. My wife knew I didn't need to go and see beautiful ancient cities but to make another movie. My home literally was the set, and my friends starred in it, and the script had already been written in such a way that nobody was allowed to change it. I get a little twitchy about human interaction if it doesn't have a point.

Was your family O.K. with using your home...

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