“Trophy Wife” is one of the best new comedies this fall, starring “West Wing” alum Bradley Whitford alongside three fun, fierce women as his wives (two ex, one current) — Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins and Malin Akerman, respectively.
“How great are those women?” Whitford marvels to Zap2it in a recent interview. “I’m glad it’s going on because the writers are great, it’s a great group, it’s a lot of fun.”
The show recently got a full-season order from ABC, which has us wondering if perhaps there will come a day when Kate (Akerman) wants a baby of her own but Pete (Whitford) feels like maybe he’s past that point in his life. Whitford says he’s suggested a plot along those lines.
“I had suggested — but it’s the kind of thing that on a network comedy they get very nervous about — I had suggested that the last episode of this season would be a Mother’s Day episode where I’m furiously working on getting the kids to celebrate Mother’s Day and Kate is feeling left out and we’re wondering why she’s upset and then at the end, we find out she’s pregnant,” says Whitford.
“But it’s like letting Josh kiss Donna — you don’t want to do that too early,” he says, recalling his much-loved on-screen relationship with Janel Moloney on “The West Wing.”
What do you think, “Trophy Wife” fans? When do you think the right time might be for Kate to think about having a kid of her own?
You can next see Whitford in the upcoming Tom Hanks movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” where he plays real-life “Mary Poppins” screenwriter Don DaGradi. It opens nationwide on Dec. 20, 2013.