Allison Janney shared some thoughts on the current press secretary from her "West Wing" experience
Still trying to make sense of Sean Spicer’s erratic behavior? Well, thanks to The West Wing’s Allison Janney, we have a little bit more understanding of the current press secretary. Janney paid a visit to The Late Show to chat about her new Broadway play Six Degrees of Separation, and even talked of a possible West Wing reunion.
Janney starred in the NBC political drama as press secretary C. J. Cregg for seven seasons. And since art often times imitates life, we’d totally think Janney is capable of sliding Spicer a few words of wisdom about the role. Colbert was on the same wave length, and couldn’t resist asking for her opinions on how Spicer’s handling his new gig. And when asked about her thoughts on the current administration, Janney, like many of us, admitted to “having some problems” dealing.
But, Janney’s two cents on our current press secretary, Sean Spicer, will totally catch you off guard.
She didn’t profess her love for Spicer or anything. But, she was able to paint more of a human picture of the guy — even if it were just for the sake of a joke.
When comparing her role as C. J. Cregg on The West Wing to the current press secretary IRL, Janney hilariously said, “…I feel sorry for Mr. Spicer. He’s remarkable, because he always seems to be in a state of fight and flight at the same time.”
Janney then used compared Trump’s role to that of a pilot, and painted the perfect analogy.
“It’s not easy,” Janney said to Colbert. “And I as C. J., I had Aaron Sorkin in my cockpit,” she continued. “And he has someone, who I’m not sure knows how to fly a plane.”
That definitely makes sense.
Thanks to Janney, we totally understand the pressure Sean Spicer may be feeling a little better.