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"I flew a helicopter for the first time,” Ms. Williams boasted. “I landed it on the second L on the Hollywood sign.” “And then,” Ms. Turner said, “Andrew Garfield came and he was like, ‘Maisie, you’re so amazing, I’m in love with you.’ ” “And then,” Ms. Williams added, “we went and got married in Vegas."
"The West Wing writers room would not have come up with the idea of running a presidential campaign in which an African-American gets elected. Because the realism view would have said that’s not possible. And I say that with no disrespect for the creative process, but rather with a greater respect and awe for the real world."