“Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.”
First thing I got was my name and I was like ‘Arizona Robbins’ – I’m like, Arizona Robbins? What name is that? I met with Mimi and went to wardrobe and she had a bunch of stuff set out, bedazzled lanyards, decals, and such. Arizona is a pediatric surgeon and I needed something youthful. I was about to walk out and I saw these tennis shoes with wheels on it. I was like she HAS to have these. I took them home and learned to skate that night before taping the next day. The first thing I had to do during filming was enter the scene. It was crazy.