26 July 2012 1:30 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

If you've watched the trailer for "Ruby Sparks," you may have recognized Zoe Kazan from "Revolutionary Road," where she plays the girl from the secretary pool who beds Leonardo DiCaprio. You may have also noticed her name in the credits for "Ruby Sparks" as the film's writer.

It just so happens that Kazan is a bit of a legacy. Her parents, Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, are accomplished screenwriters, and her grandfather, Elia Kazan, is Elia Kazan.

We briefly spoke with Kazan about her passion for writing and how she and real life boyfriend Paul Dano ended up in the screenplay.

When did writing begin for you?

Ever since I could hold a crayon basically. My parents are writers, and I think I had that example. I always loved books. That was a huge part of my internal life, whatever I was reading. It was always something that I did. »

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