Richard (after adorably knowing Brad is done and gestures to him to give him the mic): “My job on The West Wing was basically - because Brad was self-hating and Allison had the tendency to cry sometimes and I was the one that would, uh - my job was to castrate the directors that came on and did -…
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A few weeks ago, we told you a funny story about the time, back in 1993, when actor Bradley Whitford - he of “The West…
Or, why the actor is always credited as “Bradley” but his friends all address him as “Brad.”
Lawrence O’Donnell and Bradley Whitford — with Janel Moloney joining by Skype and Richard Schiff phoning in — in a “Revisiting The West Wing” event today (March 28, 2014) event at Harvard.
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Bradley Whitford, outside the White House today (March 27, 2014) “with two of my 3 favorite children.”
BOY STUDENT: “Do you get scared coming to work at the White House?”
JOSH: “No. I mean, we’re bystanders, basically, and we work around a lot of people who routinely put themselves in harm’s way-the Secret Service and the military. You know, the protection detail? They practice a thousand different scenarios for a gun: who tackles the president, who opens the car, who’s covering the perimeter, and there’s one guy whose job it is to stand in front of the bullet. Not get the shooter-stand in front of the bullet. I’ve seen him do it.”
GIRL STUDENT: “Do you ever think about quitting?”
JOSH: “No. Well… my, uh… my mother wants me to. My family members have a habit of, uh, dying before you’re supposed too. So it’s just me and my mom now and… You guys know I guess, that I got accidentally shot a little bit or something at Rosslyn. So, she’d like to see me in the private sector.
"But I tell her my government salary may not be a lot, but I still make more than the guy whose job it is to stand in front of the bullet, so how do I tell him I’m quitting? So she made me this box that I’m supposed to keep in the trunk of my car, and it’s got a super-powered flashlight, five gallons of water, and a transistor radio, and some first aid. But she keeps thinking of things to add to it. She’ll call and say, uh, ‘I found that cap that Dad got Joe Pepitone to sign for you on your birthday. You wore it to school every day in the seventh grade. You want me to send it to you so you can put it in the box?’
"So… I’ll say ‘Yeah, Ma, let’s put it in the box.’
"So anyway, I… I don’t know against who, and I don’t know what it’s going to look like, but one of these days we’re gonna have a big win, and for a lot of us who’ve seen what we’ve seen, we’re not leaving till we do. I’m gonna be here six presidents from now, in my office, Wile E. Coyote and a map."
See, we crossed over from Unionville to Dearborn County which doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time.
I think it’s the other way around, genius.