“I did not know that there was such a chemistry between us, which there really was,” she says, adding that it was “meant to be” because it spontaneously happened as opposed to when studios spend hours trying to find actors that work well.
Bartlet: There's a promise that I ask everyone who works here to make: never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world. The real focus, however, is on his smart and dedicated staff, who roam the White House endlessly discussing the pressing political issues of the moment.
Multiple-Emmy-award-winning political drama (1999-2006) created by Aaron Sorkin, starring Martin Sheen as the idealized President of the United States, nerdily intellectual Democrat Jed Bartlet.
[From People] Throughout the series, the fictional Republicans are usually portrayed as decent people who are willing to listen to reason, and willing to play the tit-for-tat of political gamesmanship.
So Whitford is right – if Aaron Sorkin had created a fictional character/candidate who was anything like the real Donald Trump, no one would have believed it.
Additional cast includes Marlee Matlin, who plays political consultant Joey Lucas, and is one of the few times an actual deaf person is cast in a major television program, and Mary-Louise Parker as feminist spokesperson/First Lady's Chief of Staff Amy Gardner.
As per Sorkin's style, the show is wall-to-wall dialogue.Cynicism and dealing with many current events issues.The last two season also shifted the plot out of the White House and into the next presidential race, adding Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits as the Republican and Democratic frontrunners (Alda's Emmy would tie the show with as the most honored drama in Emmy history).“The first day when we shot, I just went around behind the monitor and I said, ‘Oh my god, I love her,'” Whitford, now 56, says about Moloney.“I felt immediately that this would be a great thing.” Moloney, now 46, was also pleasantly surprised about the easy rapport the two actors had.It did get a fair bit of criticism from conservatives for this, but many saw it as the best attempt to date to try to be a truly fair and balanced drama about Washington, D. The show is notorious for the Walk and Talk — to create the illusion of activity in the midst of all this discussion, the characters constantly walk around the White House as they talk, despite the fact that they rarely have any place to go.