If there’s anything Aaron Sorkin is great at, it’s getting people talking. Often, while walking and at a rapid fire pace not even the Micromachines guy couldn’t keep up with.
The Oscar-winning wordsmith had mouths moving again at the premiere of his new HBO series The Newsroom on Wednesday night, but for a slightly different reason. Sorkin arrived on the red carpet with Sex and the City star Kristin Davis, officially confirming their relationship the masses. (Sorkin divorced wife Julia Bingham, whom he has a 12-year-old daughter with, in 2005. Davis has never been married and is the mother of a baby girl, whom she adopted last year.)
Since their new romance is both a Hollywood rarity in that they are both close in age (he’s 51, she’s 47) and match made in television heaven (she with SATC, he with The West Wing, Sports Night) I couldn’t help but wonder, now that we’ve seen them together in the real world, what it would be like if their fictitious worlds collided. Here’s what Sorkin (or, at least, a Sorkin-scribed character) and the gals of SATC might sound like over brunch or cocktails:
Carrie: “Miranda, how was your date with the real estate guy?”
Miranda: “Actually, it wasn’t horrible. He was kind of cute and funny.”
Charlotte: “So how did the date end?”
Miranda: “He walked me home…He kissed me goodnight at the door. I invited him up because he had an early meeting. We kissed again. Then he said he’d call.”
Carrie: “Two kisses. Very promising.”
Miranda: “You think? Even though he didn’t come up?”
Charlotte: “It means he likes yo, but he wants to take it slow.
Miranda: “[SORKIN CHARACTER], what do you think?
Sorkin Character: “I understand your feelings, but please believe me when I tell you that I’m a nice guy having a bad day. I just found out the Times is publishing a poll that says a considerable portion of Americans feel the White House has lost energy and focus. A perception that’s not likely to be altered by the video footage of the President riding his bicycle into a tree. As we speak, the Coast Guard is fishing Cubans out of the Atlantic Ocean while the Governor of Florida wants to blockade the Port of Miami. A good friend of mine’s about to get fired for going on television and making sense, and it turns out I accidentally slept with a prostitute last night…..
Miranda: “I’m intrigued. Elaborate.”
Sorkin Character: “I’m going to be straight forward with you and tell you I think that you might want to be a little more supportive. If I get in I will be taking to the events and gatherings and you’ll be meeting a lot of people you wouldn’t normally get to meet.”
Miranda: “Wow. He’s just not that into me.”
Okay, so maybe Sorkin-verse and the world of SATC wouldn’t collide, but the real Sorkin and Davis? They look pretty into each other, alright.
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