Bradley Whitford: Functional People In A Dysfunctional Situation

Bradley Whitford: Functional People In A Dysfunctional Situation

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It's a show about women, says Bradley Whitford about his new series "Trophy Wife," and part of his job is to let them shine "like the individual flowers that they are."

Whitford plays a lawyer who's recently gotten married for the third time.  Which implies he's made some mistakes during his first two marriages.  But when Steve Edwards of Good Day L.A. asked him, "How close is the character to you?" Bradley acts, shall we say, coy.

"I've done some of the research," Bradley says with a sheepish smile, "not knowing that it was research."

At which point, Bradley says "I'll just leave it at that."

Awkward? Or self-deprecatingly insightful? You be the judge.

Fun Facts About Bradley:

  • Bradley is an American film and television actor. He has played White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing, Danny Tripp on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Dan Stark in the Fox police buddy-comedy The Good Guys, Timothy Carter, a character who was believed to be Red John in the CBS series The Mentalist, and antagonist Eric Gordon in the film Billy Madison.
  • Whitford was nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards from 2001–2003 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for his role on The West Wing, winning the award in 2001. This role has also garnered him three consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role".
  • He was an occasional columnist for The Huffington Post, up until November 2009.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Trophy Wife' airs tonight at 9:30pm on ABC.

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