Janel Moloney, Allison Janney, and Melissa Fitzgerald. Eating ice cream.
(I would guess that these are from their trip to Italy. Not sure, though.)
From AJ’s appearance on Letterman, 15 July 2003:
Allison Janney: One of my dreams has been to go to Italy, I had never been and I thought what fun it would be to go to Italy with some girlfriends and just go crazy. And I went with Janel Moloney who plays Donna on The West Wing and Melissa Fitzgerald who plays my assistant so the three of us did a kind of Charlie’s Angels number in Italy. And it’s kind of great, exciting things happen when thee women travel in Italy.
David Letterman: Well, I would guess so. How long were you there? What part of the country did you travel?
AJ: We first, I hooked up with them at Positano on the coast, which is absolutely unbelievable. We three would go out for dinner and get free drinks, free food, free offers for dates from the waiters and rides on motorcycles—it was crazy. And the owner of the hotel—I know this is … I kinda—they were the MVP players. I don’t what I brought but Janel has very long blonde hair and Melissa has long dark hair. And the owner of the hotel wanted to take us out on his fishing boat. And he met us at 11 AM with a huge bottle of champagne which we drank. And we got on his fishing boat and went to the Island of the Sirens and swam in the Mediterranean and had another couple bottles of white wine and then went to a restaurant, some local restaurant on the coast that no one knows about and had more red wine and octopus and it was just an extraordinary, magical day.
DL: And is it because he knew you as actresses?
AJ: No, he had never heard of The West Wing, didn’t know who we were, didn’t care. You know we were …
DL: Just babes.
AJ: Three …
DL: Just hot babes.
AJ: Three, you know, hot babes.
Thank you! I remembered this story from the Letterman appearance, and the photos. I’m happy someone brought them together. :)