“I think I’m pretty good for both. I can draw on people I respect.” But, he continued, “I’ve done enough acting to get to the point where I can do everything, and if I want to do it, I can do it. I’m a big enough asshole to go to work every day and go, ‘Okay, I’ll have one kid who’s about my age and I’m not going to do work anymore!’ No one would believe that! That’s not in any way, shape, or form a sustainable thing, to take the time off.
“I think I’m probably pretty lucky, that I’m able to do both and I’m going to tell the truth, at any cost, and it’s good. You see it in the last year with this new crop of shows that they’re making now. There were people that were in the beginning stages of a TV show, but no one knew who they were, and even that one had a showrunner. And now, those people are writing and creating shows. I mean, the shows are better and cheaper and more accessible now than they were at any time in the past.
“It’s not only the quality, but I think I just come at whatever I do differently. Not better, but just like I would have never said anything about politics on ‘Game of Thrones.”
In an interview with The Boston Globe earlier today, “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin gave a wide-ranging overview of his process at the helm of the show’s five-season run. Among the highlights of the discussion: Sorkin admits to writing more original material than many of his HBO competitors, while he and showrunners Sorkin, David Chase, and Aaron Sorkin are “very close” to completing Season 7. And Sorkin discussed how he hopes the sixth and final season can offer a “big surprise.”
While Sorkin revealed that Season 6’s opening episode was originally intended to have one “major surprise” in the form of a key plot point, Sorkin also admitted that he might come up with new ideas during the season. For him, that idea is “to come up with some surprises for the next time period,” he told the Globe.
“I can imagine there is a way of finding the next shocking event that’s the opposite of what happens in the episode before,” he added.
Though Sorkin described the season to the story-arc’s