Aaron Sorkin Clarifies His Remarks in ‘Distorted’ Jeremy Strong New Yorker Profile

Aaron Sorkin has become the latest creative to rush to actor Jeremy Strong’s defense, following a controversial profile of the “Succession” actor published in The New Yorker online last week.

Written by Michael Schulman, the piece offers a detailed account of the actor’s overzealous commitment to his craft, including some extreme examples of what some might call “method acting.” (Though that term is grossly misunderstood from its original meaning.)Sorkin, who was quoted in the article, wrote an open letter disputing the characterization of Strong.

(Sorkin directed Strong in “Molly’s Game” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”) Sorkin said he believed the piece presented “a distorted picture of Jeremy [Strong] that asks us to roll our eyes at his acting process.” He shared his lengthy answers to five questions which he sent to Schulman, noting that Schulman only used “one and a half of these answers.”The letter

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