Lawrence O’Donnell: “Every show we do offends my artistic sensibilities”

6a7bmf Lawrence O’Donnell: “Every show we do offends my artistic sensibilities”

6a7bmf Lawrence O’Donnell: “Every show we do offends my artistic sensibilities”

Lawrence O’Donnell is, even by the standards of MSNBC anchors, a busy guy. The host of “The Last Word” (which airs nightly at 10 p.m.), O’Donnell has long enjoyed a sideline career as an actor, appearing in the television series “Big Love,” “Homeland,” and “Monk,” among others; he also served as an executive producer for “The West Wing.”The news anchor is about to hit movie screens in perhaps his highest-profile cameo yet, as a news anchor (for a generic news network, explicitly not MSNBC) in the action drama “Olympus Has Fallen,” which depicts an attack by North Koreans upon the White House and features Aaron Eckhart and potential Senate candidate Ashley Judd as the president and first lady. We spoke to O’Donnell about his unusual career, why Jim Lehrer would never do what he does, and his future in Hollywood.Why do you say yes when offered films? The director of “Olympus Has Fallen” told us that he’d reached out to many news anchors, including CNN’s Don Lemon, and only you were able to do it. Because I miss show business so desperately that I will do anything short of pornography at this point to hang around sets and have fun.Continue Reading…

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