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Recast Results for The West Wing

The Results Are In: Recast The West Wing

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


Join The Conversation
True-Song True-Song 8 years
So, I was thinking about this last night, and I realized the one change I could conceivably see would be Patrick Dempsey for Sam. (A younger P. Demps.) Didn't Rob Lowe pass on the part of McDreamy? I can see how those two are so similar they could be interchangeable.
lauraonbway lauraonbway 8 years
Wow. Thank you. It was fun to play around with. I'm glad other people actually liked my choices! I'm glad John Slattery was a well-liked choice. Leo was the hardest to recast because John Spencer was much too perfect in the role. I miss him.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
John Slattery as Leo McGarry. Love the choice!
amrita amrita 8 years
if they really did remake i'd want to see more POC, not less! (would reflect our new gov't too ;) )
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