‘West Wing’ Star’s Response When Offered Job In Politics After Show Ended

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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“West Wing” star Allison Janney was once asked to get involved in politics but wanted nothing to do with it.

In an upcoming episode of “Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter” the 56-year-old Emmy award-winning actress talked about getting offered a job to work in politics after the famous political television show, centered around the White House, ended. (RELATED: Actress Allison Janney surprises reporters at White House press briefing)


“I was famously offered a job to work for some political organization, after,” Janney said. “And I was like, ‘no, no, no.’ It’s actually been a burden for me that people think they are going to meet C.J. and I am just so not her.” (RELATED: Aaron Sorkin: Donald Trump Is A ‘Dangerous Situation)

“It’s very hard to play a character that is so beloved, and so smart and so confident,” she added. “And specially someone who can dress someone down without having to…You know, I dress people down five days later. Like, ‘Ah shit!’ I should have said that.”

The episode will air on the Sundance channel Sunday July 10th.