"You're in the scene as actors and also as writers and you really don't know what's going to happen," said DeWitt. "There was a script, but Lynn kind of said, 'Here's a script, but don't say any of these words.' And occasionally, Emily and I would read a scene and be like, 'This is actually a good scene, and I think we're just going to do it this way.' And in that way, we started more in our comfort zone and could kind of get loose with it and go way off."
Given Shelton's penchant for improvisation and the way in which it is easier to portray her as more Earth-mother enabler than stern director of singular vision, there is perhaps also a potential to overlook her intuitive skill and graceful confidence, her ability to steer the ship even when her hand is seemingly not on the rudder.