“ … Writers have more say (in television), more freedom. Callow philanderer Flap Horton "was probably the role no young actor in Hollywood wanted. Transcript for Jeff Daniels Dishes On New Show 'The Newsroom' This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. Still, to hear Daniels tell it, these next few days are his long-awaited coming-out party. “Yes and no,” Daniels said. ... Jeff Daniels’s Newsroom Meets Dumb & Dumber A Sorkin-Farrelly mash-up. That will change on June 24, when Daniels makes his debut as anchorman Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series The Newsroom. Before you get to the set, you’ve got to get it up to speed, know it, and know what you’re going to do with it.”. … With everything, you know it’s ending at some point, and there’s a sense of relief in a job well done, past tense. Will Daniels miss playing prickly anchorman Will McAvoy? "And it was the chance to work with this young comedic genius named Jim Carrey. ", "There are things I've done that have impacted people in ways I didn't anticipate," he says of Noah Baumbach's searing portrayal of a couple's split as seen through the eyes of their young sons. JEFF DANIELS, ACTOR: Well, as an actor, I didn’t know how to do him. "When you say 'Something Wild,' I think of how much I miss Jonathan Demme. “The validation matters,” said Daniels. “ … You just have to do what you have to do get on top of it, so it can sound like the words are just falling out of his head in the moment, instead of just sounding like lines I learned last night. So far, the guest list is nearly 90 names long, including Will McAvoy, the arrogant anchor from the HBO series The Newsroom; Flap Horton, the spineless husband from Terms of Endearment; and the sublimely imbecilic Harry Dunne from Dumb … In particular, the closing argument that Aaron Sorkin had written based on Harper Lee’s book, to stand on the front of the Shubert stage and deliver a right hook to white America about racism, 1,400 predominantly white faces not moving. Jeff Daniels, with help from Bloomberg’s Matt Negrin and Griffin Hammond, revived his portrayal of The Newsroom anchor Will McAvoy to unleash his … If there’s any rehearsal, you do it on your own. a cameraman asks MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), a cable news executive producer, at the end of the first episode of The Newsroom. Created by Aaron Sorkin. The "he" is Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels… Jeff Daniels brought back the epic Will McA… And I’d do it again.”. You could feel the stillness. You’re shooting the novel, not the short story. Jeff Daniels has earned accolades for his performance as prickly anchorman Will McAvoy on the HBO series, "The Newsroom." Daniels believes that in terms of storytelling, “The Newsroom” is bowing out at the right time – which is to say, before its writers began to strain to extend storylines beyond their natural arc. Here are a few examples of the “bait-n-switch” associated with the Newsroom rant: TWO QUICK EXAMPLES That's the big goal, not playing one thing for 40 years," he says. Daniels is best known for his role in Dumb and Dumber (1994) alongside Jim Carrey plus his Emmy Award-winning performances in The Newsroom and Godless. So I said, 'I'm in.'". They marketed it as a Chevy Chase comedy and then we've got that wild third act. We’re not sure if Aaron Sorkin wrote this rant, too, but Jeff Daniels of HBO’s “The Newsroom” fame has reprised his Will McAvoy role with a wordy dump on Donald Trump.. Jeff Daniels… This will end your career.' I said, 'He's not in the snowball-in-the-head scene. Jeff Daniels, left, as news anchor Will McAvoy in HBO's “The Newsroom,” and Reese Witherspoon as reporter Bradley Jackson in Apple's “The Morning Show.” (Melissa Moseley/HBO; Apple … When Daniels first met Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin to talk about The Newsroom … You want that impact.". … Everybody else saw that and said, ‘Oh that’s what I have to do to do this.’ … And we go at Sorkin speed. Daniels goes around the table to discuss his guests' projects: "At the time, I wanted to shake it up. It comes out in his characters.". The official website for The Newsroom on HBO, featuring full episodes online, interviews, schedule information and episode guides. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. The day players – you’ll see steam coming out of their ears, … and it’s like they’re coming around a corner too fast, up on 2 wheels. Since "Newsroom" was canceled in 2014, those roles include risk-averse NASA Director Teddy Sanders in "The Martian" (2015); outlaw Frank Griffin in "Godless" (2017); FBI agent John O'Neill in "The Looming Tower" (2018);" and Atticus Finch in Sorkin's 2018 Broadway adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird. "I've always said, 'When I'm done, I'm going to throw a dinner party and all the characters I've ever played are going to show up'," he says. in television tags the newsroom, aaron sorkin, jeff daniels, will mcavoy, america, usa ← Al Pacino (written by Oliver Stone and John Logan) : 'On this team, we fight for that inch', Any Given Sunday - 1999 Sylvester Stallone (also writer): 'You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life', Rocky Balboa - 2006 … TV The Newsroom. The dramatic career was in kind of a stall and I knew I could do comedy. "It's credibility. (AP Photo/HBO, John P. Johnson). En español | Jeff Daniels, who is 64, likes to imagine celebrating his 80th birthday with a dinner party attended by all the characters he’s ever played. They tend to say, ‘Here’s the money, do what you do.’, “At ‘The Newsroom,’ what you hear is, ‘Go further,’ ‘Don’t pull back.’ … There’s a freedom in that for writers.”. They are all alive to me.". “ … I didn’t do it for 8 years. With "The Squid and the Whale," kids of divorce have talked to me, now grown, just going, 'Oh, man.' [31] ", Morality play: Jeff Daniels' performance in 'Comey Rule' made James Comey feel 'nauseous,' and Daniels is OK with that. Jeff Daniels had a deliciously snarky response the day an actor couldn’t get his lines right on The Newsroom this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. No, I was happy to take that. … The goal for me is always, ‘Is the performance definitive? 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