Judd Apatow Tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING Revelations of Sexual Harassment Will Involve An Enormous Amount of People
Hollywood filmmaker, comic and writer Judd Apatow, an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual harassment, believes ongoing revelations will involve an "enormous" amount of people before it ends, he tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 10 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.Apatow, the force behind the box office hits "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up" and more, tells Smith he's hopeful there will be better workplaces in the future because of the current wave of people coming forward. "I think it's going to be an enormous amount of people for a long time. Because women have been completely silenced forever," Apatow tells Smith. "So now there's going to be this tidal wave of people saying, 'I can't hold my SECRETS anymore.' And it's going to hopefully create, you know, a new environment where people think, 'How do we protect people?'" In a wide-ranging interview, Apatow talks with Smith about his career in entertainment, his cluttered office, his childhood, how he deals with films that bomb, his return to the stand-up stage and his new TV series. Apatow quit performing on stage in 1992, he tells Smith. "This is the thing I wanted to do always. This is the dream before I had any other dream, and I stopped it because I was young and my writing was going well and paying well," he says of stand-up comedy. "And part of me thought, 'You're not as good as Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler. Maybe you should listen to the universe and just write jokes.'" Now that he's older, Apatow tells Smith, "I have more to say, and I have opinions and stories and stuff like that. Now it feels like the right time to do it." CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer. Follow CBS SUNDAY MORNING on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and CBSNews.com. Listen to CBS SUNDAY MORNING podcasts at Radio.com.