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Aaron Sorkin Releases Statement In Response to Jeremy Strong's 'New Yorker' Profile

Aaron Sorkin Releases Statement In Response to Jeremy Strong's 'New Yorker' Profile

Aaron Sorkin is speaking out after reading the New Yorker profile on Jeremy Strong.

The Being The Ricardos filmmaker, who has worked with Jeremy on Molly’s Game, opened up about the actor in a statement, which was shared by actress Jessica Chastain.

Click inside to see what Aaron had to share about the profile…

The profile highlighted Jeremy‘s method acting in many of his roles, including HBO’s Succession, and has sparked much debate online.

It also includes some of his co-stars weighing in with some concern about how much he puts into his method acting, Aaron included.

Following the article, Jessica shared Aaron‘s statement on her social media, as he doesn’t have any.

“After reading Michael Schulman’s profile of Jeremy Strong – a profile in which I participated I wanted to speak up. I think I helped Mr. Schulman create what I believe is a distorted picture of Jeremy that asks us to roll our eyes at his acting process,” he wrote. “I’ve worked with Jeremy twice - Molly’s Game and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Mr. Schulman asked me five questions via email. Those questions, along with my answers, are below.”

After sharing his answers to all five questions that were asked of him, Aaron added that only “one and a half of these answers were used, which of course is perfectly normal, but they were the quotes about the tear gas and playing the kazoo.”

“Let me be clear, Jeremy would never suggest endangering a member of the cast or crew or anyone else. It was something he mentioned in passing and I was telling the story affectionately and as a way of demonstrating his commitment,” he went on. “Nor would Jeremy ever consider disrespecting an actor and certainly not Frank Langella. Frank (a four-time Tony Award-winning actor who himself asked to not be in the make-up trailer at the same time as the actors playing the defendants) would tell you himself that he encouraged the defendants to annoy him.”

“Jeremy Strong is a great actor and a great company member. There isn’t a writer, director or producer on Earth who wouldn’t grab at the chance to cast him.”

Read Aaron‘s full statement below:

Jeremy‘s Succession co-star Brian Cox recently revealed he does have some concern about his acting methods.

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