Does this mean she’s about to hippie out? “I have some ideals of hippie-dom, but it’s not a flower-power thing,” she says. “I’m actually the Alex P. Keaton of my family, and I’m getting fairly close to becoming a Republican.”
Contemplating her next project, Saroyan imagines herself writing for a TV series, another true sign that she might have left her New York media-girl self behind for good.
“On TV, you can be a journalist and impact the culture by telling stories, not necessarily by covering things,” she says. “If you wanted to know what it was like to be a man at the end of the 20th century, ‘The Sopranos’ is as good as — or, frankly, better than — looking at GQ.”