“At the beginning of every season we would spend a week in Washington, D.C., and this unbelievable parade of experts would come through from the political world and foreign policy and journalists and generals and ambassadors,” Cahn explained to Tudum.
“And when the first [ambassador] came in and sat down and talked to us, she just blew my mind. She looked so polite and unassuming, and if you had told me she was a librarian, I would’ve believed you. And then she starts talking about what her career has looked like and it’s just breathtaking. The stories are breathtaking and very action-packed and very Carrie Mathison, and nobody knows about them. Those jobs, when done right, are completely invisible.”
“And all we ever hear about it is like, ‘Oh, ambassadors, they go and they drink champagne in fancy places,’ and it’s so much that’s hidden. And not necessarily hidden, but has not before been very much of interest in the public. And I just felt like this woman is a superhero in a pantsuit. She’s running around saving the world and dodging bullets and doing it all with a china teacup in her hand. And I just didn’t see it coming. And I thought, ‘Well, that’s a possibility.'”