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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:23 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"Like recognizing the context and the long term scope one hundred and twenty years from now people go fucking. 'CAUSE covid people have been side. They were emotional. They already felt like exact can't underestimate the context by which this one actually seems to be getting some momentum change. And it's all in the stew. Absolutely, you almost make you believe in God. Like wow crazy. This thing serve this purpose. Trevor Noah said that he had the such good I would really encourage people to go to the daily show page and watch like eighteen minute video on that and the domino effects. He says that he says you know we can't disregard. That were sitting on top of the backdrop of pandemic, and everyone's in their house. Yeah, that's part of the Domino's. And then he says in his head. The Amy Cooper bird-watching was like just the last domino to really send this thing in motion and and it's really good. He talks about how society is simply a contract. Social contracts just a contract. How can you expect one group to uphold the contract? When the other group isn't, he says. What does looting the target help. You know and he's like wall. What does looting the target not help for them? It's all who cares who cares doesn't help me to not loot the target. So, you know I'm not I'm by the way I'm not for looting and they're separate things. There's looting happening protesting happening. It's completely separate. And people are melting them together, and the news is trying to Meld them together, and they're not the same thing, not the same thing. There's a good episode of the daily had the Mayor Minneapolis. This is yesterday's episode and it was really good. He was saying that he was like. They're separate things and yeah. Looting has to stop stop. There's no getting big. I don't understand. I feel like the best solution to this would have been. The cops have to be there. There's been looting. They have to be there. They should have just blended into the crowd and marched everywhere they march, and said Hey. We're GONNA. Join you. Yeah, and we'll be around and we see someone breaking windows. We'll stop them, but we're not. There's not a line here and you guys are there. We're in this with you and we're immersed and We want change to and let us just hang with you and protect you in. Do the thing that we're good at doing that. Some are doing. Doing it, but I just think if that would have been from the jump. Yes, kind of like my unpopular opinion that if you'd like tallied up our expense in Afghanistan, which now twenty years in or however many fucking years, it is in the trillions truly. It's like if we if we would have had the foresight to go. We're GONNA spend three trillion on this and we're GONNA, turn the country back over what have we spent three trillion on infrastructure opportunity? And the no one dies in the outcome is. At worse, it's going to be neutral with what the outcome was. I have a real hunch. It would have been much more favourable to have this great ally that benefited from benevolence than more destruction. Lay Yeah Yeah. Anyway any who love you..

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:44 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"Said this to him like you are talking about a law firm in Los Angeles. And he's like yeah. The fortune five hundred companies do an, and that's true, but the problem is. It can't just be the fortune five hundred companies a Kansas Beetle. The lawyer you're talking to. Is that a big big firm. Ev. And that's amazing that those places are doing it and they should. They should by example, but it has not trickled down all the way. Totally agree so. This is where it gets so tricky. So just the original conversation being about to Harvard grads the the the truth is also that someone who graduates from Harvard Law is going to the law firm met. My friend works. Ask and he is going to. Eric's is going to L. or New York so. It's all about these these various specific points. What is the argument about I don't think the argument for I? Know I know the argument from Eric's point of view wasn't. It's a daddy plainfield. What happens is you start spinning into these particulars details in and you do kind of ignore the emotion. The thought experiment that he presented to you. Would you rather be a black man in America? Know Harvard. Harvard black men in America with a Harvard degree. That was his question. By the way the answer should always be no the answer, still no, you. If you were black and you had, your personality would be dead already said that yeah, hundred thousand eight, if I weren't dead..

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

03:35 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"A part of that spore I totally agree because people can take betablockers when they perform in symphony orchestras, they can have fucking twenty fifteen vision through Lazic surgery. If there are sharpshooter, there's all these augmentation we accept right, and then for whatever reason we're like. No, we're drawing the line there. But the bully stuff he did is is terrible. That's the stuff that I hate it like the the suing people that were just good people or the team. She wasn't a physician, but she was. She worked on everyone I guess she's like a physical therapist type. Yeah that stuff's rough. That's got to be the stuff that long. Because I can't imagine, he feels a little guilty about cheating. In sport that everyone's cheating and I'm sure he feels like. Yeah, guess what I still won seven times and everyone else was I am still a fina. He still is a fee. Not There's no questioning that you and I could take three thousand liters of Keough and we. Climb one of those. No Yeah I agree with that. And he did take some responsibility for some of the things documentarian ass, like basically. What are you feel regretful for your biggest regret? And he and he mentioned those things, and that's good. I also think I was of uniquely not uniquely in that that there's tons of addicts, but the parts words like. How did you look in the mirror? How did you say that? That part I related to entirely which is like i. have this enormous secret. Occupying probably half my life. And then the other half the time I met Ucla at the groundlings, and then the other. I'm smoking crack with strangers and hotel room so Y-. You learned the car. Yes, that's true. I totally related to the notion that. Oh, no, there's just a vault door, my head and I walked through it and do this thing, and then I walked through it into this other thing I could relate. Yeah, because she asked. Was it hard to look at the Mirror? Like. No, right and I I also agree I. Think a think humans have to compartmentalize. They justify things all day long every day so that they can get through it and if you're yeah, you're holding a secret like that. Why rain is protecting you? Yeah, and I think we have some good engineering abolution to do that because I think so often. In the first hundred thousand years we were on the planet we had to do gnarly ash it occasionally and I just think that mentally compartmentalize it would kill you. Yeah any so that was a dock. We watched because really really good. Are you about your just on the verge of telling me something about Hudson did yeah, when we started this I was saying Hussin. Hossan had a good while. There's as in Thursday's episode. We noted that there are so many videos. There's so many things circulating. There's so many things to watch, and no one can expect everyone to watch all the things but Hossan Menashe. Hosted accused brother, no posts it a Kinda like short at kind of episode essentially, and it was speaking very directly the Indian American community about getting involved in acting, and not just like looking at it from afar, because we're benefiting from civil rights, we are benefiting in the immigration. Act was like piggybacked on the civil rights. You. Know some obligation. Obligation. been thinking about this for days and a few people have asked my thoughts on all of this, because a set it on here. A Hundred Times that I just wanted to be way I was wanted to be. And that's that's a part of my story I did I wanted that and I?.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

05:02 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"You Know My father twenty years ago flirting. With Donna. WanNa Watch that I'm experiencing one of the most unique things currently, which is so I five and seven year old I was the writer director of Scooby, Doo for about a year and a half. I laughed I have so much baggage about that experience. And it came out. It came out two days ago. My seven year old has watched it six times. She came into the bathroom. She Goes Dad. It's the best movie I've ever seen. and. I have nothing to do with it i. mean the script doesn't resemble. None of my work is in this thing. She loves it more than she's ever loved anything, but the Iranian that it's her favorite movies. She's ever seen Oh. My God. It's really something. Yeah I I grew up in this weird family right where the older brothers and sisters were raising kids. I have a niece WHO's. Fifty and one thing I learned. Was If your kids? When they're toward the end of high school. Don't find you stupid, irritating and the way you have conducted your life basically depressing. They won't leave good point. Good poets, absolutely a biological imperative. They will find it whether it's the sound of you. Chewing Wheat Thins where you're stupid. Advice, perfect harmony on NBC. Yes, it was complete and total joy to do you know? Jason Winer Jason Directed Modern Family and Producer and I loved that. That show and he came to me and it was just a really joyous fun I mean I was trying to you. Know Jesus seems naive. I wanted to put radically different. Americans in the same room and You know sort of transcend the divide with music and laughter, and it was a real joy so funny because when I was doing press for it. You Know I. Come up with this really pretentious thing because. We'd all say when people sing together? It's really hard not to get along. EXCEPT CS NY the Beatles. Says you add a like money in the mix? It was good talking. Point didn't make sense. It's a musical. He plays the professor at Princeton and he ends up. This religious choir into becoming great out of a personal vendetta. Cool I. The pilot and I loved it and I thought you were hysterical, because you really just walk in, and you just cut. I! Don't know there's six people in the room and you give them nicknames immediately, and they're all brilliant. There's some weird shared DNA with you and Bateman. I love that I love. You guys both have this ability to be Shitty at all times. And I asked Bateman. I'm like. How do you get away with being so shitty?.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

04:09 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"In the play this he takes the lamb and slaughters lamb off stage, and then he freaks out and starts throwing food in his mouth and one. One night I'm on stage. And weeping and and I'm on the floor. Literally eating the props is food fridge, and I feel this electric sizzle gag in the bag of ice wrote, and it goes down and I come on stage and I get salmonella poisoning. which is if you've ever had? It is just a you're spewing. Yeah, and I have not yet learned that if there is anything that does not have to go on, it's the show. So and I had an understudy, but I didn't WanNa miss show and I mean. The Salmonella was like acted for like three weeks. It was so close. I know. Where you're going and if that happened. The only thing you would know about it would it would be like. Oh Yeah I know him. Didn't he? Like Shit on himself? Debut evacuate in front of five hundred people. Okay, so I gotta ask you about your new documentary, not going quietly. When does that come out? Where does that come out? What's it about? It will be out soon. It's about Ati Bark and who a lot of people know I'm from the flakes on a on a plane thing. When he confronted Senator Jeff, flake audiences as LS when he was thirty, one just had just had a child was having his anniversary dinner, his hand felt weird, and by the end of the week he he was diagnosed with LS and Ati was before the election. He's progressive activists who led a thin coax fed up which was about making sure that economic policy at the Federal Reserve reflected low income and unemployed people. At Amazing Amazing Guy and struck down so early and I ended up doing some. Things for the dreamers with him, and he became a dear friend, he actually performed. Are! And he's just gone through this extraordinary paradox of actually losing his voice, and finding his voice politically in the in the fight for Medicare for all, and he's one of these rare human beings build religions around WHO's. Somehow transcend their personal suffering by trying to leave the eight. It and others, and he's just a a dear dear friend, and he's funny as hell. I liked that part that you you said he's. Because it sounds happy, but he himself had a lot of. Throughout that, yeah, yes, he's an extraordinary guy and I found out. That crew had been following him throughout this entire process and got their work over to the deep loss. Brothers who fell in love with it, so that's awesome. I'm excited about how old are your kids? You have kids five and seven two daughters. You have two daughters, yeah I have two daughters and a son. Yeah, yeah! I I gotta imagine you being on handmaid's is cool. Right for them that you're a part of something that is pointing out something that's so ubiquitous in just right there, and we're not even looking at it and that you're you're helping. Tell some story that benefits them. I think that's cool. I mean the reason that show resonates is that misogyny is the ripped brain stem of all right wing, white nationalist movements and that's what's you know what's happening? My kids are and my son is like really interested in politics. He's never watched West Wing. It just makes their skin crawl. which you know, which. which I understand you know I would not wanNA watch..

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

04:23 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"Aw Oh, I mean there's nothing like tracking something like that on. Guy! Actors are I think the reason. A lot of actors like alcoholics. Waiting to happen is because you are this tiny percentage of humanity that wanders into a Broadway play and goes I WANNA do that. Like it's a very fucking assertive, you know well entitled I'm GonNa. Use The word entitled life. I should do that, too. Yeah, it's arrogant and. And then you become an actor, and you are rendered entirely passive. You are at the mercy of somebody writing something you're at the mercy of getting chosen, and there's no resolution to this incredibly assertive pathetic need. To be public. And then being rendered just totally passage I had a very funny moment. I haven't thought about this. One is like a long time before West Wing. And I was at my brother's house in Boston and his daughter was having a birthday party. And this like sweet like you know. Five year old girl came over to me and said. Are you an actor? And I said Yeah Yeah. Yes, we I am, and she said. Are you acting now? and. I said no, no, no, no, she said. Are you acting tomorrow? And I said no, no, no, no, no, she said wool. What do you do all day when you're not acting and without missing a beat, just information informational to this child to explain I said I drive around l., A. and I tried to make people like me. Yeah. That's literally. She kind of nodded and walked away and I was like this fucking Chekhov play like weeping on a tree. Like once bonds diamond Hollywood's use a little girl that got through to Leonardo. Okay speaking of that. Where do we think it all comes from? So you're born in Wisconsin, then you move to Pennsylvania. You grew up in a quaker household I. Have a very limited knowledge of what quaker house looks like. Just have the votes obviously in my kitchen looks like all very wholesome pitcher and lifestyle. Do you have an explanation for desiring this attention? No Well No. First of all I hope everybody knows that it. It doesn't mean we're amish. Well. Glad you clarified. That universal compounded by the fact that you guys moved to Pennsylvania which home to the Pennsylvania. Dutch in the Amish right isn't the big amish country. Yeah, it is. They have absolutely nothing to do with each other and my parents became. quakers they wanted to raise their kids as quakers. The main thing about quaker ISM is there's no mediator between you, and whatever your experience of the divine is. There's no rabbi. There's no preacher. It's meditation I've heard a friend of mine currently is into it, and it's like a town hall meeting. There's no hierarchy and it's like someone can present an idea, and then ultimately it's all. All about kind of world service. Yes, the the main thing I got as a kid was that your religious experience was meaningless, if it did not mean taking action on behalf of others out in the world, nonviolence is the other basic tenant and is. It's a powerful thing that I struggle with because I am appalled by violence I've never been in a fight I would never. Go near any sort of physical altercation, but it brings up a lot of questions, especially as I get older, it's very easy to be physically nonviolent, but being emotionally nonviolent in a world where Donald trump is president and Harvey Weinstein's the must. That's one of the most disturbing things to me. Raising kids is.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

04:14 min | 2 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"Hey, do you want to write? One can just tell you personally I. stupidly sending episode of parenthood into our Crater Jason Kadim. wrote this episode. It did not go well in retrospect. Yeah, it shouldn't have like it was a very serialized thing, and I wrote this one episode and I. Don't know what the fuck I was doing, but it was a rough rough go. This was really weird. The way it happens Erin Tommy left after the fourth year so then it became a more conventional John. Wells is running the writer's room. and. Now he was the show runner on for. What's incredible and I asked you once? How did you allow like my own mother was like during those first four years? What if Aaron? Sorkin gets hit by a bus like what happens? Even food poisoning would fuck everything up I know I asked John I'm so grateful. You did trust Aaron and Tommy with this, but it goes so against the way you like to run a show. How could you do it? And without missing a beat? He said when extraordinary talent comes along you let them run free. which you know, the would not have worked without John Perhaps. Reluctantly taking his e R swing, and just putting a cone around Aaron and Tommy. And the rest of us so that we could do what we want. When Aaron and Tommy Left, it was like David Koresh leaving the branch Davidians. Like you're going somewhere else. It was totally disorienting. Encourage Beers in the house and use these walking down the driver nearly. David got a suitcase with him. Yeah, is he? I sacrificed a child for him. season, five you know settling, we have a writing room and everybody was sort of trying to do an imitation of Erin. Then in the last couple of years, I think the show kind of found its post Aaron voice became a little bit of a different show. Anyway I had an idea and I started pitching ideas, and then I was supposed to direct for the first time and I went to John and Mike. Dear friend Eli Attie, who's a writer who used to be a speechwriter for Al Gore and worked in the Clinton White? House was a dear friend. I said to John I have this idea that I want Eli for the episode. I direct. And he said what's the idea and I told him and he said. Give me a one page outline and I said I. Don't know what you mean. And he said just write the story in a page and I said okay, so I wrote the story in a page. Then the next day said take three pages I did that. And, then he said five pages, and then he said look I think this is a good idea. I think you might be able to write this. If you can give me basically seventy pages in a week, I'll put it on TV and I was in his office on. What are you written prior to this I had written some love notes. Poetry. Some apologies some. Cars. Deepest regrets cards. But I was excited about. Writing is something that I had always wanted to do? But I was not pitching myself to right, and I think it was a Monday, and he was like you know can give me seventy pages by next. Monday. If you fail, you know we'll step in. Yeah, anyway. It was terrifying. Writing is a particular mind, faulk. You're bothering in a sea of failure alone. Yeah and. And I loved it, and so it was so weird, because like I had never written anything, and then like two weeks later. Allison, Janney, doing a monologue. There's nothing like it. Yes, I still not honestly have not seen all west wing early on I. Just realized I. Don't WanNa Watch what specifically took two people that West Wing was actually a seven years saga of the tragedy of a receding hairline..

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

04:53 min | 7 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"For your wife. Actually she went home. You can say whatever you want. Did she leave. Yeah yeah they don't want to the West. They gave me half the show. I appreciate it. Let's not gloss over the pack. That Donna herself gets an important job offer episode thrice. She gets offered the job of chief of staff breath for the first lady. So it's yet one more thing that she'll be coming to after. Amy Gardner snap. He's not wrong. Wow he just just regulated adding. That's a good scene and my friend. Paul texted me to remind me that we should talk about how great Teri Polo Terry's amazed and again the the two of them together together have their own particular dynamic and it's great I love it you know. Helen is trying to push Donna to be more casual with her. Donna is ready to me. Yeah the only disappointed me I feel Donna a little bit. She knocks herself a little bit and suggests that she's not sure she has the expertise for the job and I wanted her to go grasp aspect. Yeah but that's right. She's to humble for her own. Good that is true but yeah I love I love that dynamic and then here's one that I thought was was interesting was the one between. Cj and Josh in this episode to me it feels different. I don't know if anybody else felt this way. But there's like a professional quality thirty two the two of them were they talk to each other like colleagues and not like old friends. And I think you really feel it because of the contrast that with how Josh and Sanmar her and I don't know if it's because cj in her new role as chief of staff and the evolution of coming to that place just like modulator behavior differently around around people who want stuff from her is sort of flashback to realizing it's interesting you say that that she was exerting her authority and we were no longer classmates classmates. Yeah is what it felt like an and it made those scenes kind of interesting. You're also in this episode in an odd position. Your each being kept out of the loop by your superior. I mean. There's the Bartlett we haven't talked that much yet about the Bartlett Santa's ruse and why both Cj Josh are uninformed about what's happening that's true is it extreme watertight. No leak of information approach. Kind of thing. I'm not even going to tell my chief of staff. Yes so so. Let's set this up. We find setting things up. Sometimes I just go right to build towards the end of the episode. We see president-elect Santos does go to the Oval Office and he has another meeting with the president he asks for it to be set up and then he goes and he sees them and the president and Santos originally only when they first start speaking. There's something again. It feels a little brusque. It feels a little bit cool like. They're both impatient with each other. But then the tension survey breaks between them. I might have referred to you as in tremendous I. I've been called worse. You may have to call me worse if this is GonNa work and then all of a sudden we're in on on the whole thing that this has been a ruse the calls between the president-elect and China and Russia they've been monitored the president knows about them but actually this whole thing was planned out between the two of them and nobody else knows about it. We'll tell me this what I watched it multiple times and couldn't quite I put my finger on. I felt as if there were moments where we're not seeing the reality in order for us to be surprised we're not seeing. How exactly would play out including in this scene where they seem to be there continuing disarray? Even though they're alone right am I right right at that moment. where I'm like okay? Was it surprised and it was effective but I felt like slightly manipulated happen when they weren't when they were finally in the Oval Office. They weren't like like we still have to beats of man. These guys are really butt heads. It's not one of those things where you can go back and watch the episode. All the seeds were there. All the clues were there the whole time. They really did push us to believe that they were working in opposition. So then when this reveal happens is kind of. It's a little bit weird. It's a little bit weird that they don't that Josh. Cj Don't know about this at all. Because presumably I mean like your chiefs of staff are going to have to hold hold onto secrets probably. I'm just saying maybe you want to let them in on your secret. Plan to fight invasion invasion. Think we had one.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:59 min | 7 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"That's now dirtiest thing that's ever been said. I got nothing. I was trying to make a point about the blind spots that we have the people who love. But it's all disappeared now. No No. It's not a blind spot. She she knows me but you know the fact that she is not delivering to him. This idea that. Hey you are past the point of functioning. Well it comes from these other people who have a different kind because she loves me and understands me but yeah I see your which I really love that. It's a way for the dynamic between Salmon Josh to have its own unique identifier and that's always been something that I've loved about the West Wing. Is that all of these. These characters that we love individually and we love on as an ensemble also have their own particular keys they play these specific cords that they you know I was watching. I was realizing that toby is an example of the principled warrior. And I'm principled but pragmatic you know and saying being principled pragmatism. And I was watching that I realized the SAM character was A. He always had a kind of perspective that toby she would get this regulated by certain things I would get dis- regulated by certain things but Sam always seemed to have a kind of detached perspective affected. That was unnecessary. Note just regulated not a word but I understand what you're saying it's not if it is. It should again for your wife. Actually she went home. You can say whatever you want. Did she leave. Yeah yeah they don't want to the West. They gave me half the show. I appreciate it. Let's not gloss over the pack. That Donna herself.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

02:25 min | 7 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"I agree so to me. It feels a lot like these two moments are are connected that joshes moment of Ptsd and Noel and this semi breakdown are coming from the same place. We know that he has has added his past and he's been pushed to a place from running the campaign for so long but he's my sister died in a fire. The thing that I remember though from that scene in Noel is actually the first person to speak after that extended moment where everyone is kind of horrified. By what what Josh is done you know. Yelling at the president in the Oval Office. The first person to speak after that long break is Sam. He just says Josh and the other person in the room is Leo and Leo is gone and the President is going to be there with him. I think there's some part of Josh's subconscious that knows that he is at this point and the only person who's ever been with him in in that kind of moment and who can bring him back is Sam and that's part of the subtext of what's going on. When he goes to get Sam he's doing it not just because he thinks he's going to do a good job and he's going to be great for Santos Administration but because Josh really needs him there he needs a life preserver when I yeah? I think you're scared you go back to people who gave you strength. Thanks when you were starting out and I think that's part of it. I was watching and I was. I don't know if I intended it. And I know if I was just scared in life but I think he's scared about being in charge. Yeah there's a great scene when Sam delivered his ultimatum. This second ultimatum for all the partisan noises annoys is made on the margin. We're a nation of centrist. And he may just be the right man with the right message at the right time and if he is I want to be part of it but he can't do it without you. The Democrats are going to try to force them left. Moderate Republicans are going to fence it long as they can. You're the one who's GonNa make the scope. He's he's going to cut through the reflexive demagoguery and committee and make people do they were sent here to do. Actually govern serve voters interests instead of striking poses and playing Gotcha. That's going to be next to impossible if you're at your best and what may only be used to you. At this point you are nowhere near your best. Take the vacation. I haven't said I'm signing on but I can tell you this I won't stay unless you go.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:34 min | 7 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Said I was going to play. I read for the role. Oh I didn't get it. Maybe this is a good time to take a break then really a break. In the middle of a show sounds crazy now it's true as mandated by the venue here. We have to take an intermission. Sorry in in the West Wing weekly is sponsored by squarespace since the very beginning all the way wait till the end. squarespace has been a sponsor of the West Weekly. That's right they've been with us from the beginning. Our West Wing weekly website has been squarespace websites from the beginning. It's true they've seen as through an entire podcast of sharing our thoughts. Our ideas pictures video and they can help you out out there. Share whatever it is you have to share with the world this right. It's the easiest way to turn your ideas into a website. They've got templates free to use so you don't need to be a webmaster yourself. He you just have to have an idea and have the will to want to put it out there in the world. That's believe me if I can do it you can do it. Go to squarespace dot com slash in west wing for a free trial and when ready to launch us the offer code West Wing to save ten percent.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

02:23 min | 7 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Oh wait who got burned in that Holland. I Dunno I thought Brad it but maybe even Mr Listening we had trump is moment. You can do all you want on impeachment in day in early December twenty A16 Taiwanese president citing when cold trump to congratulate him on winning the election and it caused a bit of a scandal by by taking the call right. This flouted the long standing one China policy that the United States had honored for a long time trump of course then started what would become a tradition of tweeting ridiculous stuff. The president of Taiwan all caps called me today to wish me. Congratulations on winning the presidency. Thank you yeah. I think the tweet saying designating a president of Taiwan is really what caused all the trouble right. I understood that I call. It was the first call between a US. President and President of the Republic of China since one thousand nine hundred nine. How about the SAM is back of it? All how. How was it working with Rob Lowe again? It was really fun. Honestly when rob left's I went into his trailer and I said you're an idiot. Why are you leaving possible? Lima's joined the show to realize the opening. You're leaving John as I remember it was really it was fun to see rob again and I think he was happy to be back had complicated feelings I think and all that was passed ask and it was sort of fun to kind of flashback. Yeah whatever was happening off camera. You guys are very good together and you guys the Sam. Josh Chemistry is kind of special and it was cool to see. What's what's the first time we saw to gauge Whitney? I'm wet and I go like this. Yes exactly you I love that. Look don't you Lawrence said about the reunion. He said it was a great moment. I saw him in the Monitor and he turned toward the camera camera. And I realized that the series would have been incomplete without that moment. Seeing rob and Brad together was like the good old days.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

07:40 min | 8 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The Frame

"Welcome back to this pledge drive edition of the frame. I'm John Horn and my guest. Today is the emmy winning actor Brad Whitford. We spoke in front of a live audience at KPCC's recent open house. Whitford has had some very big successes in his career acting in film film and TV and in theater but he says the rewards and accolades don't always match up with how much effort goes into the work. I think you should get an Oskar for making a moment in a crappy movie work because it really is the the most difficult thing. And what do you get rewarded for. You get rewarded for you. Know the greatest writer in the world. who gets you? And you're looking into Allison Janney is is. It's like a conspiracy to make you succeed. I felt frustrated early on. I was playing just like a jerk Kirk and these movies that that were frustrating. But it really helped me. I think it R- doing theater makes you audacious And the great thing about doing film or television is you cannot lie the moment you lie and you so you can see it on film almost. It's almost worse on television because people know you. You're in bed with them. It's very weird breath. But the one thing I consciously do try to do is completely mix up. I try to challenge myself. I don't want one approach to acting to work and I it's very it's a totally different thing doing handmaid's tale well then Then a pratfall and I think mixing it up if you're lucky enough to have those opportunities he's is. The is the way to become a better actor. We're talking with Brad. Whitford about many things including his new series perfect harmony. Brad and I are parents parents of boys who are good friends. And we're debate partners in high school and I was wondering about parenting somebody who has a passion for something like debate or or the arts and about the conversations that you had when you were growing up about your passions and how you hope other parents talked to kids who are interested in becoming mini musician or an actor and how do you encourage them to follow their passion and make sure that they also understand what it is. They're getting into. Yeah I I. It's it's a very difficult thing. I talked to people. I went to Wesleyan. And then I went to juilliard and I talked to students all the time who are coming. Hang out there and a girl from juilliard was graduating and said and it broke my heart. She said but if you're really good and you work really hard you can have a career career right and the answer. I what I realized is if you love this and you pursue it relentlessly you can be a part of storytelling. It may not Aaron Sorkin. Wanted to I wanted to be more than anything a musical theater actor. It didn't work out. Thank God thank God Lin Manuel Miranda. Didn't get into acting school or he would be playing being a Doctor Ramirez on Chicago Med. There you need to be open to being part out of the storytelling process. I it's interesting to me I would never say. Hey I think acting is absolutely the most wonderful developmental therapeutic experience you can have. I had like a Pitney like like seventh grade where I was like. Oh my God this is everything when I when I'm in doing a sport I have to turn off my head had in my heart when I'm sitting reading a book I have to turn off my body. This like it was like Holy God. I fell in love with this stuff and but the career of it is a nightmare. It's cruel it's superficial. I who are I feel like I'm about as lucky as you can get. I am constantly dealing with the fact that I don't know so what my schedules could be. It's like dating schizophrenic. And like sitting here now like doing interviews and promoting his show a couple a couple of years ago right before. Get Out I was like. Maybe this doesn't work. This feels kind of the kind of scillies heroin. An interesting thing I think is that my I grew up in Wisconsin. I didn't know anybody who had any connection action as you would if you grew up in. La or New York like somebody's cousin is on TV shows. The thought of this as a profession never entered my mind signed and looking back I realized since seventh grade. Oh my God this is all I loved it but I worry because if my father had come as I would I would tend to want to do to that play in seventh grade. If I was parenting me I think I said Oh my God like I've never seen you so happy. Do you want to take an acting class and I swear if my parents had done that I don't think I'd be an actor even though they were supportive. But I wouldn't have owned it and I was mentioning to you backstage that I did a a movie. That Bruce Springsteen wrote a song for him we were talking about this thing about is the Philadelphia. Yeah about parenting and he was like. Oh absolutely if my mom had had come down and said hey you got something buddy you know you wanna take guitar lessons. He's you know he'd be a drunk in Trenton. So I don't know what the answer is to that with my kids when they fall in love with something I have a daughter. Who's WHO's who's obsessed with dance? I have never are consciously. I never said to George about debate which she loved. You should go work on your debate. That's an I think that about acting. I always think about this. The Best Actors Good Actors Act as if they're in school great Actors Act As if it's recess. That's where the really fun stuff comes. And so it's a very difficult thing. I remember raising kids here in all the sports slick. It's like you know. I just wish there was like a theater league of AO. So there should be Brad Whitford. Thanks so much for coming in my pleasure thank thank you all. Thank you. Perfect harmony starring. Brad Whitford airs airs Thursday nights on NBC. And that is it for the frame today. You can keep up with us on twitter and facebook. You'll find us at the frame. We also have a weekly newsletter letter. That goes out every Thursday. You could sign up at the frame dot org slash newsletter. Thanks for listening both on the radio and on demand and thank you for supporting wording. KPCC John Horn. We'll see you tomorrow back here at the broadcast center.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

02:00 min | 8 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The Frame

"The Golden Globe for Best Picture and one of AF is ten best pictures of of the year for consideration in all categories talk from them on broadcast center at. KPCC this is the frame. I'm John Horn. And thanks for joining us during our winner. Membership drive today my guest for the entire show is actor Bradley Whitford. He's probably best known for starring starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in get out more. Recently he was in transparent and Topi drama the handmaid's Tale now how he starring in a broad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony. And if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do. Do a comedy. I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time. I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience at KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character who's very close to the show's creator. Leslie Flee Wake Webster Leslie. Had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious. Kind of snooty eastern coastal dude. A WHO ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy and and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't WanNa have anything to do with and that was sort of basis of it and I was looking for something to do in in these insane. Polarized Times that put radically different people together and and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor. And this has this added element of Music.

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Bradley Whitford Plays The Field

The Frame

01:42 min | 8 months ago

Bradley Whitford Plays The Field

"My guest for the entire show is actor Bradley Whitford. He's probably best known for starring starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in get out more. Recently he was in transparent and Topi drama the handmaid's Tale now how he starring in a broad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony. And if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do. Do a comedy. I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time. I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience at KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character who's very close to the show's creator. Leslie Flee Wake Webster Leslie. Had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious. Kind of snooty eastern coastal dude. A WHO ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy and and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't WanNa have anything to do with and that was sort of basis of it and I was looking for something to do in in these insane. Polarized Times that put radically different people together and and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor. And this has this added element of Music Zik.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on The Frame

The Frame

02:08 min | 10 months ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on The Frame

"PODCASTING supported by Fox searchlight presenting Joe Joe Rabbit an antiwar satire directed by tyco YTD starring Scarlett Johansson Sam Rockwell Thomas in me Henze rebel Wilson Stephen Merchant Alfie Allen now playing in select feeders from the Mon Broadcast Center Whitford Wickford is probably best known for starring in the West Wing and doing some bad things in a basement in the film get out more recently he was in transparent and it is token drama the handmaid's tale now he starring in abroad NBC Sitcom called perfect harmony and if it sounds like a big departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do a comedy I've been doing a lot of dark stuff I wanted to get out of Gilead for a time I talked with Brad Whitford before a live audience said KPCC's recent open house in perfect harmony Whitford plays a character her who's very close to the show's creator Leslie Wake Webster Leslie had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious kind of snooty eastern coastal dude who ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any it up findings real joy and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't want to have anything to do with and that was sort of the ACIS of it and I was looking for something to do in these insane polarized times that put radically in different people together and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor and this has this added element of music.

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Actor Bradley Whitford Talks His New Series “Perfect Harmony”

The Frame

01:47 min | 10 months ago

Actor Bradley Whitford Talks His New Series “Perfect Harmony”

"And the handmaid's tale now he's starring in the new Sitcom perfect harmony if it sounds like a departure that was intentional I was sort of looking to do a comedy I've been doing a lot of dark stuff we recorded this conversation in front of a live audience here at KPCC during our recent open house in perfect harmony which is sort of parks and rec meets Glee Whitford plays a guy who's very close to the show's Creator Leslie Wake Webster Leslie had this story about her grandfather at the end of his life he was very pretentious kind of snooty eastern in coastal dude who ended up at the end of his life kind of stock in Kentucky where she is from any ended up finding real joy oy and nourishment working in this little church that he thought he didn't want to have anything to do with and that was sort of the basis lucky for you I am here and I am taking this choir to the regional competition regionals I thought we didn't qualify you didn't but the Kentucky Coral Commission thought that a director of my Oliver would add interest and what was the prestige and I was looking for something to do in these insane polarized times that put radically different people together and sort of transcended it in a non preachy way with humor and this has this added element of music it's not

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast

Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast

04:18 min | 2 years ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast

"Fingers been cut off and then also is lydia alive or dead what happens what happens the bradley whitford and his command lawrence character is he going to be back i would assume he would be he's fun to watch too yeah of that what happens to the waterford in general because this is the one two three four hundred thousand thing that has gone wrong on his watch fred you know in the candidates story what happens in canada what happens with the uprising of the wives is there any move into that does that die with serena's finger i don't know if serena tags of one with the martha's they could be hell fairly she everybody's out and what happens with rita if fred gets a little idea that rita's behind pardon don't all of the women houseful like working together now very yet yes yeah i don't know i don't know how friends yeah it's the others too many balls near a lot there's a lot of characters again that we just don't know where the hell everything's gonna go ms these writers are wanting to do so not necessarily a cliffhanger per se there were several things resolved here but also they left us enough to you know once yes exactly what do you think any any guesses as to where we're going in this fairly early stage when you'd be wonderful if like serena i'm lady putnam wind up being late key in the overthrow of galena had maybe that's why lady putnam so cranky all the time because she sees all this stuff and she's like this sucks or don't even not even a baby makes me happy i'm oppressed that's that's what you think she's she's she's to woke to be with yes i'd like to have other she one of the first ones to walk out i think so thanks you l was she have i'm telling you follow the martha's they didn't even take a long time they stopped the martha's but nothing none of that would have happened so that's where it's at that's where the uprising network we'll we'll see where the network goes she can't just walk back to think about this job she can't just walk back up to the mansion building hey guys she go i think she doesn't awfully knocking on martha's flying hunting but i think there's there's no in underground people are now living underground right but they're not they're not a part of the rest of their either physically where they had hits those secret tunnel i don't know a little girl he needs to go back i think that that seriously coz here's explain that because here's the thing though like again we all know that this went down nobody else knows this would i like it when they don't know what went down exactly but i don't think anybody's gonna believe friends i don't know what happened also chicago she's back into santa room nobody knows it who knows it for knows that she knows nick knows it because nick stan and they're making treated and go outside and that phrase came from the closet because that's where the wall and then it'll be and your house is next you know like i don't know yeah don't be something i don't think she can just walk back to their house oh yeah i don't mind that i was in a frenzy us film kind of frustrated well i feel like we've for a walk like the one person that could cut a make all the peppin as serena in the fact that she could samuel even though fred kind of played his hand of trapping her finger off and as he said reminding her what her role is still think she holds a lot of sway with him and being able to maybe even play the card that oh i've learned my lesson and you know i'm going to be the upstanding gilead wife again and maybe play that card to kind of get things back to normal in the house and i don't know it's just is so up in the air you don't know don't know it's a mystery anything else it surprised anybody but the sepah everyone is just like all of the things right all the things were surprising it was a really i mean it was the good episode it did what it should have done i agree we agree to so all right well that's the that's the.

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"bradley whitford" Discussed on SRSLY

SRSLY

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"bradley whitford" Discussed on SRSLY

"So it's amusing how bradley whitford character who plays case boss is sort of he he he is responsible for all the ills of capitalism leopold at one point calls him up until he's he's the devil but that gets tied in with the fact that there's a kind of overtone of like kate works and she shouldn't work today amazing playoff is kind of funny joke like the part of the unlikely coupled aspect is the the upholds very like research that might be a suitable job for a woman in fact and she's like what are you talking about she's a career woman but that's undermined by the final happy after and dig witches i mean what happens basically is that she accepts of serious promotion at work and then like mid speech as we will do our like acceptance speeches promotions she she realizes actually this doesn't make her happy what would make a happy is going to eighteen sixty with leopold and yeah life of iris to critic leisure it's a bit wearing a cool non feminist message if we're being honest isn't it totally so yeah there's there's poject but then there's also does the whole middle of the film is of this one weekend where they do things leopold's pace because finds the modern world very like confusing and frenetic so they you know just go for walks in the park and like wondering the city and have a nice time and oversee all things that people in the present day do all of the time and enjoy but the film frames is like any decay even has a line where she says like oh it's been just like you know must be like what your life is like in the eighteen sixties this weekend it's been so nice to more or five.

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