She's nice, easy to laughter and modest, which makes her all that much more approachable to the fans who insist that she inspired them with "Eat, Pray, Love" or that she has insight into their marital affairs based on "Committed." Gilbert laughs again.
"It's the very definition of a champagne problem," said Gilbert, who calls her fans "really nice responsible people who are just a little tired."
—Kathy Flanigan, "Fame, food don't inflate Gilbert's self image," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 5, 2011
Mr. Whannell said: "I call it our Hollywood trial by fire. I used to read all those books where directors are complaining about the studios, and I remember thinking, 'That's a champagne problem to have.' Then you live through it, and you say, 'O.K., now I know what they were talking about.'"
—Charles McGrath, "Life After ‘Saw’ Turns Out to Still Be Scary," The New York Times, March 20, 2011