Minnie Driver Talks About A Boy, Working with Creator Jason Katims, Developing Her Own Take on the Character, Transcending the “Sitcom” Genre, and More

Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby, written and produced by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) and directed by Jon Favreau, the NBC comedy series About A Boy tells the story of Will Freeman (David Walton), a good-looking, charming guy who's single, unemployed and loving it. But then, Fiona (Minnie Driver), a needy single mom, and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) move in next door and disrupt his perfect world, in what could turn out to be the best way possible. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Minnie Driver talked about how she came to be a part of this show, why she wanted to work with executive producer Jason Katims, what she enjoys about this character, how natural the dynamic between the cast is, why she wanted to develop her character separately from the original book and movie (starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult
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