Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar T-shirt!
Last week, in light of all the election hubbub, I thought it would be fun to recast the White House staff that was so entertaining on The West Wing. Some of you couldn't bear to think of any other actors filling the original cast's shoes while others went ahead and gave it a whirl.
Whip's cast suggestions were great. I got a laugh out of Tina Fey as C.J., who would then secretly have the hots for Whip's suggestion for Josh Lyman, Matt Damon. Tina and Matt together is an amazing idea!
Mommapoppins had some creative ideas as well: Kal Penn as the young aide to President Bartlet is a fantastic idea, and I actually think Katie Holmes would make a decent Donna. I smiled at thecolourclear's casting for the president because Samuel L. Jackson would not be someone folks in Congress would mess with.
The winner came down to a cast full of actors I would love to see on screen together and who could totally pull off these roles as brilliant politicos. Congratulations to lauraonbway!
To see who lauraonbway chose, along with a new cast photo,
lauraonbway's cast list:
Abbey Bartlet — Meryl Streep
Charlie Young — Michael Cera
CJ Cregg — Felicity Huffman
Sam Seaborn — Neil Patrick Harris
Donna Moss — Amy Adams
Toby Ziegler — William Petersen
Jed Bartlet — Gregory Harrison
Leo McGarry — John Slattery
Josh Lyman — Michael J. Fox