John Gallagher Talks 'Newsroom': "Jim Needs Better Social Skills"

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 03:  Actor John Gallagher, Jr. attends the 30th annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival featuring 'The Newsroom' at Saban Theatre on March 3, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)In the middle of Newsroom's season two, John Gallagher took time out to share his thoughts about the show's cast, a possible love interest for his character Jim and why he wants Jim to have a social life. John Gallagher wants Jim to get a life.

The Newsroom star dished to us about his somewhat reclusive (work driven) character, saying he wants Jim to develop a "better set of social skills."

"I feel like he's really good at his job, but in his social and personal life, he doesn't really have a clue," John said. "I'd like him to get a clue."

Perhaps a love interest could shake things up?

John joked that perhaps Moses or Val Kilmer would make a good match.

As for the rest of the HBO series cast, John said he thinks his colleagues have a better grasp on the show's material this season.

"I think people have gotten into the groove of it," John said. "The first season was a lot of us as actors jumping into something that we'd never done before-trying to get comfortable, trying to get acclimated to learn how to speak the language of Aaron Sorkin."

"In the second season, everyone's a bit more comfortable and I feel like everyone has a better grasp on their characters."

The Newsroom airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.


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