She wrote the script of Mark Hensley‘s The Man Who Loved Flowers Dollar Baby Film.
SKSM: Can you introduce yourself to our readers?
Peggy Lewis: My name is Peggy Lewis. I moved to L.A. from Canada 10 years ago.
SKSM: You wrote the script for The man who loved flowers Dollar Baby Film. I watched the film and I loved the changes with respect to the original short story. Why did you make these changes?
Peggy Lewis: I loved the story but felt that there were suspenseful details in the original script that are great in written word but would not translate to film and be lost.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become a screenwriter?
Peggy Lewis: It has always been in the back of my mind, but it was my husbands encouragement that got me to act on that desire
SKSM: How do you communicate with a director to design a screenwriter strategy for a film?
Peggy Lewis: The director gives me the general direction he wants to take the story. Then I take it and write what I think fits the feel he is going for.
SKSM: You worked in a Dollar Baby based on a Stephen King short story. It was your most challenging film?
Peggy Lewis: No not at all. I wrote the script really quickly, really just an afternoon. I was already starting with such a strong foundation, and had a very clear vision of what the film would look like
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Peggy Lewis: Its Stephen King. You know it is going to be good with a crazy twist.
SKSM: Can you tell us about the filming steps? Funny things that happened so far (Bloopers, etc).
Peggy Lewis: There are always funny things that happen on any set. For flowers there were a few. Flubbed lines and such.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Peggy Lewis: I am in the middle of a stage musical script.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Peggy Lewis: My first marriage was to a Hells Angel. Now I like to sew, bake and write.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Something you’d like to tell our readers?
Peggy Lewis: If you have dreams go after them.