Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus attend the Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception at Washington Hilton on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.
But optimism doesn’t mean naïveté or lack of intelligence. Leslie comes from this feeling that one person can make a difference — so let’s go! Charge! And we wanted to write a show about how hard that is, how hard it is to move just the smallest amount, how bureaucratic red tape and people’s malaise get in the way of someone wanting to, let’s say, build a park in their small town. - Amy Poehler