Michael Jacobs has been an icon on TV and in movies for years. He has directed many television shows and movies, including Boy Meets World
and The Torkelsons
, bringing many generations fond childhood memories.
Now he is back and better than ever with a brand-new movie called Maybe I Do
, starring William H. Macy, Susan Sarandon, and Diane Keaton. It is a twist on the typical romantic comedy and has been something that has been years in the making. He began working on it as a play and eventually decided to make it into a movie.
“It’s been gestating a long time, because it ran as a play,” Jacobs told SciFi Vision. “I had started writing this idea when I was about nineteen years old. I think I was in a relationship, and I had said, ‘I love you,’ and they said, ‘How do you just say that?’ It seems so simple for ‘I love you’ to come out of your mouth when you're a kid, and you don't know what you're talking about. I sat down, and I started to write this. It was a relationship comedy that was based on this young woman who thought that the relationship was farther down the road and was surprised to find out that her partner was reticent and then finds out that the reticence comes from the fact that we are offshoots of our upbringing. I wrote the idea, and it ran on Broadway.”