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  • ♪ ♪ ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY!

  • WE'RE BACK WITH THE CREATOR AND CAST OF "THE WEST WING," AARON

  • SORKIN, BRADLEY WHITFORD, ALISON JANNEY, RICHARD SCHIFF

  • AND MARTIN SHEEN.

  • EVERYBODY WAS HEARTBROKEN BY THE LOSS OF JOHN SPENCER IN 2005,

  • AND HIS CHARACTER, LEO, SUCH AN IMPORTANT CHARACTER, HE--

  • MARTIN, YOUR CHARACTER, JOSIAH BARTLETT, WERE THE MOM AND DAD

  • OF THAT SHOW.

  • WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE "A," WHEN YOU WERE BACK PERFORMING WITH

  • JOHN SPENCER?

  • DID YOU GUYS-- WAS THAT THE VIBE FOR YOU AS PERFORMERS, LIKE YOUR

  • INLUENCE ON THE REST OF THE CAST?

  • >> YOU KNOW, WELL I-- YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T PROJECT IT INFLUENCE

  • PER SE, BUT WE JUST TRIED TO ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WHO

  • WE WERE IN REAL LIFE.

  • HE AND I WERE THE OLDEST GUYS.

  • WE ADORED EACH OTHER.

  • WE HAD A SIMILAR BACKGROUND IN THEATER OVER IN NEW YORK.

  • AND I REMEMBER-- MY FAVORITE STORY-- PERSONALLY, I ADORED HIM

  • AND I STILL MISS HIM, FRANKLY.

  • AND IT WAS HARD TO GET THROUGH THIS RECENT PERFORMANCE WITHOUT

  • HIM.

  • BECAUSE HIS PRESENCE WAS SO POWERFUL.

  • >> Stephen: HOW DID YOU-- HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH THAT.

  • >> I REMEMBER -- >> Stephen: I'M SORRY, FINISH

  • YOUR STORY.

  • >> ... ALLISON JANNEY REVEALED SOME YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE

  • STILL DOING THE SHOW, SHE WAS DOING AN INTERVIEW WITH A

  • REPORTER WHO SAID, WELL, 'THE WEST WING' IS ALL WELL AND GOOD

  • BUT THERE'S NO LOVE INTEREST."

  • AND ALLISON SAID, "OF COURSE THERE IS."

  • AND HE SAID, "BETWEEN WHO?

  • AND SHE SAID, "BETWEEN JOHN AND MARTIN, OF COURSE."

  • >> Stephen: I LOVE IT.

  • I LOVE IT.

  • I TOTALLY AGREE.

  • LEO IS IN THIS EPISODE.

  • AARON, HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH THE LOSS OF JOHN SPENCER?

  • >> FIRST, I JUST WANT TO DISAGREE WITH MARTIN WHEN HE

  • SAYS NEITHER HE NOR JOHN HAD ANY INFLUENCE OVER THE REST OF THE

  • CAST.

  • OF COURSE THEY DID.

  • THE REST OF THE CAST-- YOU KNOW, JOHN AND MARTIN SET THE BAR.

  • THE REST OF THE CAST ABSOLUTELY DIDN'T WANT TO DISAPPOINT THEM,

  • AND THEY WERE VERY HAPPY TO BE WORKING WITH THESE TWO GIANTS.

  • WE NEEDED AN ACTOR TO PLAY LEO.

  • AND, YOU KNOW, WE WANTED IT TO BE SOMEBODY THAT WE KNEW, THAT

  • JOHN WOULD ADMIRE.

  • AND SO WE GOT STERLING KAY BROWN.

  • >> Stephen: OH, WOW.

  • WOW.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: I-- I IMAGINE THAT WAS-- THAT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR

  • HIM TO STEP INTO.

  • GOOD FOR HIM.

  • >> OH, HE DID IT BEAUTIFULLY, THOUGH.

  • HE ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE, AND IT WAS JUST BRILLIANT.

  • AND I-- IT WAS MY FIRST TIME WORKING WITH HIM, AND I ADORED

  • HIM.

  • I THINK HE WAS A GREAT-- I THINK JOHN WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF

  • WHAT STERLING DID.

  • >> I DID A LITTLE ZOOM REHEARSAL WITH HIM, AND I JUST-- I

  • COULDN'T GET THROUGH IT.

  • I-- I-- I STARTED TO CRY BECAUSE-- BECAUSE IT WAS LEO AND

  • IT WAS AN ACTOR WHO-- WHO LIVED UP TO THE STATURE OF JOHN.

  • SO I THINK-- IT WAS-- IT WAS GREAT TO WORK WITH STERLING.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: THIS EPISODE IS ACTUALLY ABOUT REELECTION,

  • BASICALLY HOW IS PRESIDENT BARTLETT GOING TO RUN THIS TIME?

  • RICHARD, WHAT IS THAT EPISODE MEAN TODAY?

  • YOU KNOW, 18 YEARS LATER, HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE THAT STORY IN THE

  • LIGHT OF OUR PRESENT CAMPAIGN?

  • >> YOU KNOW, IT'S A GREAT QUESTION BECAUSE WHEN I FIRST

  • READ THIS YEARS AGO, I'VE NEVER-- I HAD NEVER SEEN THE

  • EPISODE AFTER WE SHOT IT.

  • WHEN I FIRST READ THE EPISODE YEARS AGO, I THOUGHT, WELL, THIS

  • IS AN ODE TO DEMOCRACY, YOU KNOW, THAT EVERY LITTLE VOTE IN

  • EVERY SMALL TOWN MATTERS.

  • AND-- AND HOW LOVELY IT IS THAT YOU ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE AT

  • THEIR VERY BEST AND TO BE THEMSELVES.

  • WHEN I-- WHEN I READ IT NOW, 20-- 15 YEARS LATER-- WHENEVER

  • IT IS-- IT BROUGHT ME TO TEARS.

  • I WAS ALMOST DEVASTATED BY IT, BECAUSE GIVEN THE STATE OF OUR

  • DEMOCRACY AND THE THREAT TO-- AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO IT,

  • READING THIS BEAUTIFUL ODE TO VOTING AND TO BEING THE BEST

  • PERSON YOU COULD BE WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING FOR THAT OFFICE WAS SO

  • TOUCHING TO ME.

  • I DIDN'T THINK THAT I'D BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH IT.

  • IT'S JUST SO MUCH MORE POIGNANT TODAY WITH THIS THREAT HANGING

  • OVER US THAN IT WAS JUST A BEAUTIFUL EPISODE 15 OR 17 YEARS

  • AGO.

  • >> Stephen: DID ANY OF YOU WATCH THE SHOW?

  • >> YOU KNOW, I WOULD WATCH THE SHOW WHEN IT AIRED, WEDNESDAY

  • NIGHTS AT 9:00.

  • AND THEN I WOULDN'T WATCH IT AGAIN.

  • I DIDN'T-- I LOOKED AT "HARTSFIELD LANDING" AGAIN A

  • MONTH OR SO AGO WHEN WE WERE PUTTING THIS TOGETHER, AND I

  • NEEDED TO CHOOSE AN EPISODE.

  • BUT I DON'T LIKE TO WATCH THEM AGAIN FOR FEAR THAT IT'S NOT

  • GOING TO LIVE UP TO MY MEMORY, THAT IT WASN'T AS GOOD AS I

  • THOUGHT IT WAS.

  • AND I HAVE TO SAY, WATCHING "HARTSFIELD LANDING," THESE GUYS

  • WERE ALWAYS GOOD, BUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, THEY JUST ALL THE

  • BAT ON THE BALL, AND EVERYTHING WORKED IN THAT EPISODE.

  • AND LIKE I SAID, IN THIS NEW ITERATION, AS A PLAY, WHICH IS--

  • WHICH IS WHAT TOMMY DREAMED UP, A PLAY WHICH IS THEN FILMED-- IT

  • STILL WORKS.

  • NO PROBLEM 20 YEARS LATER.

  • WE COULD HAVE AIRED THE EPISODE LAST WEEK.

  • >> Stephen: WE HAVE TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK.

  • STICK AROUND WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE OF "THE WEST WING."

  • ♪ ♪ ♪

♪ ♪ ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY!

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