interviewer:So, what's your inspiration for Moonrise Kingdom? Was this movie inspired by a daydream or a true story?
wes anderson:Oh my God. You're right. I now remember where I had the idea from. This girl who sat 4 rows and 3 seats over from me in 7th grade. Now thinking about it, I think I cast the girl I chose because she resembles her.
interviewer:What's her name?
wes anderson:I can't say, although she won't be listening to this, but I know she gave me the first impression of a passionate crush. I know what it feels like to have a crush as a 7th grader, 9th grader, or even a college student. It's absolutely insane.