Former LA LAW star Jimmy Smits has made a vow to keep his mouth shut about his personal politics since landing a role on hit drama The West Wing.

Smits recently joined the show's cast as a Democratic presidential contender, and he's decided that, unlike series star Martin Sheen, he'll now keep his political views under wraps.

He says, "It dilutes the message of the show if I start (sharing my political views). I've kinda made that promise to myself, which doesn't mean that I'm not very supportive of candidates on a financial level.

"I'm doing things to get the vote out, but I think if I start going out there, doing this party and that party now it's gonna kind of dilute stuff for the viewers."

06/04/2005 09:19