'The New Normal' to One Million Moms: 'They would love it. They're represented'
"I wasn't surprised when I read that. I think every person and group has a right to protest something and not like something," says Murphy. "I think it's interesting when people take that position before they've seen it."
"If they watch the show, I actually think they would love it. They're represented. Ellen Barkin is a member [of One Million Moms]," continues Murphy. "Not Ellen Barkin, the character. I just think the show's funny, but I think the show in many ways is about tolerance and a discussion of tolerance. I think their points of view are delivered with sensitivity and a certain amount of voracity by Ms. Barkin. I think if they watched it, they would like it."
When asked if he was joking about Ellen Barkin's character being a member of One Million Moms, Murphy says he was not.
"No, she is. Her character 100% is ... I'm sure she will protest people and events. I think that's great fodder for the David, Bryan and Goldie characters to talk to her about that ... Yeah, she is a member of that group," says Murphy.