Aaron Sorkin - Aaron Sorkin Comes Out In Fierce Defence Of 'The Newsroom'

Aaron Sorkin has come out in a fierce defence of the show that he created and is executive producer on, 'The Newsroom'. Since beginning, the program has faced numerous critical responses, as well as some falling ratings, which, given the hype that had surrounded it in the build-up, has clearly rankled the brains behind it. Sorkin, an Academy and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, was joined by the show's star Jeff Daniels at the Television Critics Assn. Media tour, and he set about answering those who view 'The Newsroom' as being on a downward spiral.
The Los Angeles Times reports that one of the critical opinions that Sorkin addressed was that the show appeared to have a problem with women. The script has been deemed incredibly hostile towards its female characters, by some, but he replied "I completely respect that opinion. But I 100 percent disagree with it. I think the female characters are every bit the equals of the men." He added that he'd paid specific attention in establishing that the women in the show had qualities showing that they "care about others, reach high, are thoughtful, curious" because "once you have those things down, you can have them slip on as many banana peels as you want."
Sorkin admitted that he couldn't please everyone, saying "We all know that there were critics who did not enjoy watching the first four episodes. And there were critics that did. Obviously, you prefer praise for the show to be unanimous." Overall though, he seemed bullish about the show's future.


Contactmusic

Tags: Aaron Sorkin - Jeff Daniels

Advertisement

More Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin Is Sorry For 'The Newsroom'. There. He Said It. Ok?

Aaron Sorkin has apologized for his HBO series The Newsroom at the Tribeca Film Festival. He didn't say exactly why he was apologizing, though we...

Danny Boyle Is Perfect for Steve Jobs Movie - But Leonardo DiCaprio?

Danny Boyle is in talks to direct Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie, which could be a masterstroke given the script's original and unusual narrative. According...

David Fincher Leaves Steve Jobs Movie After 'Ridiculous' Wage Demands

Oscar-winning filmmaker David Fincher has walked out on Aaron Sorkin's biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down his "aggressive" demands...

Christian Bale + Aaron Sorkin + David Fincher = Amazing Steve Jobs Biopic

Christian Bale could play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Though the writer-director team is enough...

Advertisement

Aaron Sorkin and Philip Seymour Hoffman's Mini AA Meetings

Following Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, the highly acclaimed writer and creator of The West Wing has spoken about his and the late actor’s candid conversations...

HBO's Emmy Winning 'The Newsroom' To Wrap After Season Three: Why So Soon?

The Newsroom will come to an end after the finale of the upcoming third season, which is set to air this autumn, according to HBO,...

Aaron Sorkin's HBO Series 'The Newsroom' Will Come To An End After Season Three

The HBO series 'The Newsroom', created by Aaron Sorkin, will wrap things up for good once season three has finished.HBO annouced the political drama series...

Aaron Sorkin Reveals Plans To Write Steve Jobs Biopic For Just Three Scenes

Aaron Sorkin has revealed plans to write the Steve Jobs biopic for just three scenes, revealing the idea to the Daily Beast in an interview.Sorking,...

Advertisement

Comments

Aaron Sorkin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Aaron Sorkin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All