Actor Rob Lowe informed the hosts of “Podcrushed” in an episode launched Wednesday that leaving “The West Wing” was the “neatest thing” he ever did for his profession.
Lowe, a verified Hollywood icon, starred in 4 seasons of the smash-hit political drama from Aaron Sorkin (the one good seasons of the present, which nonetheless don’t maintain up). He performed Sam Seaborn, and was written out amid rumors of wage disputes, in response to Selection.
“Each time I speak to actors who complain about, you already know, their relationships on their exhibits, it occurs — it occurs in any office,” Lowe informed the “Podcrushed” hosts. “You may be in an surroundings the place folks sandbag you, wish to see you fail, don’t respect you, no matter it’s.”
Lowe mentioned that engaged on the hit present grew to become “tremendous unhealthy” and that he felt “undervalued” throughout his time on the sequence. And he’s in all probability proper. Lowe’s character was ripe for unbelievable improvement, however he left simply on the proper time.
“Each time I share my tales, persons are like, ‘I’ll by no means share my very own tales once more,’” Lowe continued. “They’d make your hair get up, and there’s a few of them I wrote. I shared a few of them in my e book, however I purposely didn’t share half of the opposite ones as a result of it will make the folks concerned look so dangerous that I didn’t wish to do it to them. So, I didn’t have a very good expertise.” (RELATED: Actor Woody Harrelson Poses In RFK Jr. Hat, Libs Lose Their Minds)
He went as far as to match engaged on “The West Wing” to the abusive relationships he noticed his kids enter after they hit a selected age. “I may see them having first girlfriends and being in a relationship that was abusive and taking it,” Lowe mentioned. “‘She’s the favored lady, all people likes her, she’s stunning, it have to be nice’ — all of the issues that folks would say about making ‘The West Wing’ to me. ‘It’s so fashionable, it’s so wonderful, it have to be wonderful.’ However I do know what it’s like, and if I couldn’t stroll away from it, then how may I empower my children to stroll away from it?”
Lowe didn’t go deeper on the ins-and-outs of his time on the present, nevertheless it sounds fairly freaking horrific (identical to the remainder of Hollywood). You possibly can hearken to his full interview right here: