The forbidden love between Bartlet's press chief, C. Cregg, and reporter Danny Concannon was also inspired by a real couple: Dee Dee Myers, press secretary in Bill Clinton's first term, and Todd Purdum, former New York Times White House correspondent.They married in 1997, but, Myers said, "we never dated till after I left the White House. gossip blog as Wonkette and the novel "Dog Days," about sex and power in Washington, knows it well.MORE: Allison Janney Explains Kissing James Corden, Reveals She Makes Out With Everyone All the Time Later in the evening, they cut to the former co-stars in their dressing rooms where they are passionately making out.No matter how many times they cut away the pair can't seem to keep their hands off each other."We're just re-living the wrap party," Whitford said.
(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images) WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actress Allison Janney attends Politics, Sex and Cocktails presented by Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County at The Pacific Design Center on October 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.She'd arrived in New Hampshire full of idealism and ambition, then actress Janel Moloney brought sweetness, humor and intelligence to the character over the series' seven seasons.The couple was inspired by a White House press secretary and his assistant who never did date, although it was obvious to everyone in their ZIP Code that she was in love with her highly eligible boss.(Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images) LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: 'Death, Death, Death and a Bucket of Chicken' -- Christy (Anna Faris, right) tries to be supportive when a health scare throws Bonnie (Allison Janney, left) into a tailspin, on MOM, Thursday, March 3 (- PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.(Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Allison Janney attends the 'Duet Gala' hosted by the American Friends Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.RELATED: 'West Wing' Star Allison Janney Returns to the White House and Takes Over the Press Briefing"Sir, we need to talk about the jokes for tonight's monologue," she said."Should we talk about them in your office, which is right there and extremely convenient?(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)BURBANK, CA - MARCH 08: Actress Allison Janney attends the launch of the PSA to support 'Justice For Vets' at Warner Bros. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Film Magic)LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Allison Janney arrives at the Cadillac celebrates The 88th Annual Academy Awards pre-party held at Chateau Marmont on February 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Michael Tran/Film Magic)LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 29: 'Caperberries and a Glass Eye' -- Bonnie (Allison Janney) makes a grand entrance for her first date with Adam, on MOM, Thursday, April 14 (- PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.From the Los Angeles' Times Calendar Live:"Sigmund Freud said, in so many words: Work and love, that's what it's all about.So it shouldn't be surprising that, the intrinsic sexiness of agricultural subsidies notwithstanding, the subject that fictional President Bartlet's real constituents found most compelling was the he-loves-her, he-loves-her-not relationship between two White House staff members.