'The Newsroom's' Jeff Daniels on Aaron Sorkin: 'This is a really great marriage'

Jeff Daniels surveys Manhattan's west side from the plate glass window in an HBO office. He's exhausted, having just finished shooting HBO's Sunday drama "The Newsroom."Daniels, in his first TV starring role, plays Will McAvoy, a cable news anchor who is pushed to reveal how he really feels about the state of the country. Once he does, he is freed -- to some degree -- from being beholden to ratings and trying to please everyone. His inner muckraker reawakened, McAvoy allows his new producer and former lover (Emily Mortimer) to lead him back to true journalism.It wasn't easy, but nothing about this show is. Aaron Sorkin's work is wordy. But for those who love complex dialogue, nothing is better. And for an actor, little is tougher."Doing a TV series takes a lot out of you," Daniels tells Zap2it. "Doing an Aaron Sorkin series takes a lot out of you."With the first season wrapped and the...



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