How an Unlikely Hollywood Juggernaut Came to Rule Netflix | WIRED

How an Unlikely Hollywood Juggernaut Came to Rule Netflix | WIRED.

At the same time, it’s difficult to give any of this up after they’ve worked for so long to get here. “We went to Catholic prep school, and everyone we graduated with was rich and successful by the time they were 25,” Jay says. “We were extremely not-rich and extremely not-successful, even at 30. And we felt like, OK, we’ve chosen this unconventional path, we’ve tortured ourselves and our parents—if we let up and we don’t succeed, then we’re to blame.” It’s been hard to switch gears, to go from by-any-means-necessary to leave-a-message-with-my-people-and-we’ll-see-what-we-can-do. “We hit a point in our midthirties where there was so much stuff coming at us that we could eliminate all the dumb stuff,” Jay continues. “Now we’re in a weird position, where eliminating the dumb stuff is easy—now we have to eliminate the really cool things.”

 

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