Bradley Whitford on ‘West Wing’ reboot: I’m in, ball’s in in your court Aaron Sorkin

Just days after Martin Sheen told Page Six he’d be “delighted” to star in a reboot of “The West Wing,” his co-star Bradley Whitford said he’s also in, but it’s ultimately up to the show’s writer, Aaron Sorkin.

“I think there’s a healthy fear,” he added. “You want to get out before your banana turns brown, and that was such an amazing experience, my sense is that Aaron is justifiably cautious about doing something that wouldn’t live up to what we did.”

Coincidentally, while chatting at the premiere of his new show “Valley of the Boom” which screened at the Tribeca TV Festival on Friday night, it was revealed during a panel with the cast that his “West Wing” co-star Allison Janney was in the audience.

The National Geographic show that also stars Steven Zahn and Lamourne Morris, follows the 1990s rise of the Internet.

Of his character, James Barksdale, the founder of Netscape, the actor told us, “the more I learned about this guy the more I loved him,” and described the show as the “origin story of the world we live in that we so quickly have taken for granted but didn’t exist 30 years ago.”

Off camera, Whitford is celebrating his engagement to Amy Landecker — who was also at the premiere.

And his thoughts on the sexy “Handmaid’s Tale” costume that has outraged Twitter this week?

Whitford who plays a commander on the show, quipped, “irony is dead?”


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