Kristin Davis, Aaron Sorkin kiss at 'Newsroom' premiere
Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte in "Sex and the City," and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin kissed in front of scores of photographers at the red carpet premiere of his new HBO show "The Newsroom" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 20, following recent a report about a possible romance.
In late May, E! Online reported that Davis, 47, and Sorkin, 51, had been dating for six weeks. The actress' spokesperson declined to comment about the matter. Sorkin's rep had no immediate response.
They are both single parents - the actress adopted a baby girl, Gemma Rose, in 2011 and the screenwriter has an 11-year-old daughter, Roxy, from a previous marriage. Photos of the pair kissing tenderly were posted on websites of outlets such as Us Weekly.
Davis is not a cast member of "The Newsroom," which premieres on HBO, on Sunday, June 24. Many of its main actores, such as Jeff Daniels, Olivia Munn, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Dev Patel, attended the premiere, as did Kristin Bauer van Straten, who stars in another HBO series - "True Blood".
"Sex and The City" aired on HBO between 1998 and 2004. Davis reprised her character in two films.
Sorkin earned an Oscar for penning the script for "The Social Network" and multiple Emmy Awards for writing and executive producing "The West Wing." In addition, Sorkin is known for films like "A Few Good Men," "Sports Night" and "Moneyball."
In "The Newsroom," Jeff Daniels stars as news anchor Will McAvoy who is usually content to keep his opinions to himself on-camera, but after a spontaneous political outburst, is put on an "enforced vacation." Upon his return from the professional fallout to his evening cable show "News Night," McAvoy finds that most of his staff have jumped ship for another show and he is forced to work with new team members hired during his absence.
"I have great respect for the guys who actually sit behind that desk and have to read that teleprompter and are able to do it without screwing up words," Daniels told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere. "It's not as easy as it looks."
The HBO drama is set in the not-so-distant past, in April 2010, and interweaves real-life news stories with the drama between characters in the newsroom.
Sorkin has said that "The Newsroom" is about "Don Quixote, a workplace family, romantic comedy, being young and alone in the city, forgiveness, the trivialization of the news, false equivalencies, false balance, false neutrality and a team of people who want to do their jobs well."