The West Wing Cast Virtually Reunites and Dishes on Their Characters, Favorite Episodes and More

The West Wing Cast Virtually Reunites and Dishes on Their Characters, Favorite Episodes and More

For instance, Sorkin recalled how Schiff threw him a curveball when he first started playing Toby Ziegler.

“It was while we were shooting the pilot, maybe four or five days in, I noticed he was wearing a wedding ring,” Sorkin said. “I went to him in-between takes and said, ‘I just hadn’t thought Toby was married.’ And Richard said, ‘Yeah, me neither.’ I said, ‘Well, you’re wearing a wedding ring.’ He said, ‘Yeah, I was going to let you figure that out.'” 

Although, Schiff insisted on telling his side of the story, noting the two remembered things a little differently.

“What I said was, ‘I’ve decided that he was a widower, which is why he is so intense and so focused and maybe a little bit sad, and give him some depth and that he lost someone very close to him,'” the 65-year-old actor said. “You remember it as ‘you figure it out’ because you were thinking, ‘Damn I gotta figure this out now.’ Because you had written my ex-wife.”

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