When I was an actor, I worked with lots of men who had a bit of success early on, who were very good looking, who suddenly made a bit of money and who felt no embarrassment – and nor should they have done – about having a good time. I think there are probably bits of them in Dexter. In Emma, there are bits of me, and my friends, and bits of fictional characters, too: Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment, Katharine Hepburn, Beatrice in Much Ado, a bit of Annie Hall… characters I love. I loved writing her. I found that attitude to life – the combination of moral seriousness and a kind of wryness – so beguiling.”
David Nicholls revela as origens dos personagens no Guardian. Ele também fala sobre sua trajetória profissional, sobre a adaptação da obra para o cinema e a expectativa pelo que vem a seguir.