Martin Sheen says he is up for playing President Bartlet in a 'West Wing' reboot
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Actor Martin Sheen said Saturday that he wouldn’t rule out playing President Bartlet in a revival of “The West Wing.”

Sheen told the Los Angeles Times that it would be “satisfying” to play Bartlet again.

“I don't know how much time I've got left,” he said. “But I wouldn't mind spending it making a positive contribution in a public way. That would be very satisfying."

He told the paper that he has been getting fan mail in recent months from people who have discovered or re-discovered the program, and that he thinks the positive reception is a counter to the Trump presidency.

"In the last year and a half, the reaction to 'The West Wing' has been phenomenal," he said. "I think it has been a source of inspiration and comfort to a lot of people. It is, in essence, a parallel universe."


Sheen is an executive producer and narrator of CNN’s new documentary mini-series, “American Dynasties: The Kennedys.”

Alumni of the show have not shied away from criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump anti-reg push likely to end up in court Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE. Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford, who played Bartlet administration staffers on the show, both campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the election.

And some cast-members took to Twitter to criticize press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she compared herself to C.J. Cregg, the show’s beloved press secretary. 

A reboot of the political drama may not be entirely out of the question. Creator Aaron Sorkin said in November that he would want to cast “This is Us” star Sterling K. Brown as the president.