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Aaron Sorkin suggested on Thursday that The Newsroom might not be the last television show he writes, and he said he never meant to hurt Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s feelings with his screenplay for The Social Network.
Sorkin cleared the air on Thursday in an interview during a Today show segment.
“If I have an idea for a TV series, I’d love to come back,” he said, making reference to his recent remarks to The Los Angeles Times in which he stated, “I’m pretty certain I’m about to write my last three episodes of television,” in reference to the final season of HBO’s The Newsroom.
The fast pace of TV writing is more challenging than writing for film or theater, Sorkin said during the Today segment. “In television, you have air dates, you have hard deadlines to meet. You have to write even when you are not writing well,” he said.
Regarding Zuckerberg’s recent comments that Sorkin’s screenplay about the Facebook founder’s life was “hurtful,” Sorkin was apologetic.
“I’m sorry that it did [hurt his feelings] — I get it completely. I know that I wouldn’t want a movie made about the things I did when I was 19 years old. I didn’t set out to hurt his feelings,” Sorkin said.
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