Julianna Margulies shares ‘ER,’ ‘The Good Wife’ details in new memoir

You most likely do not assume Emmy-winning actress Julianna Margulies and Grammy-winning singer Adele sound something alike. But then you have not heard Margulies communicate in a British accent (until you have seen “The Mists of Avalon”). “To hear me discuss like that was simply hilarious,” Margulies says in mentioned accent, eeirly paying homage to Adele. “The Good Wife” and “ER” star grew up in England, France and the U.S., gifting her with an array of life expertise (and accent apply).”I attempt very arduous to personal the accent I’ve now as a result of all my life I used to be switching backwards and forwards,” she says.Find these tidbits and extra in Margulies’ memoir “Sunshine Girl” (Ballantine Books, 235 pp.), out Tuesday, which covers every part from her upbringing to an unsettling expertise with Steven Seagal to her star activates “ER” and “The Good Wife.”5 books to not miss:Julianna Margulies memoir, Andy Weir’s ‘Project Hail Mary’From ‘ER’ to ‘The Good Wife’Margulies is probably finest identified for her work as nurse Carol Hathaway reverse George Clooney’s Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s “ER,” which ran from 1994 to 2009 – although she departed after 2000 to pursue different work, regardless of a two-year contract renewal supply of $27 million. She writes that media eviscerated her on the time.”In at present’s world, the place folks appear to be far more woke, I might have been in a position to deal with it higher in that I would not have stayed so silent,” she says. Margulies went on to headline and produce “The Good Wife” – a collection she considers an incredible piece of artwork, although a strenuous gig (a one-hour drama, 22 episodes a yr). She misses her character, lawyer Alicia Florrick. But does she miss her sufficient to reprise the position?”I do know there’s lots of people asking me to revive her, however I’m not going to,” she says. (Margulies deliberate to reprise her position on spinoff collection “The Good Fight” on CBS All Access, although that did not pan out over an alleged pay disagreement.)”What I cherished most was that it made folks actually assume,” she provides of the show, which ran for seven seasons on CBS. “It wasn’t simply gratifying, tie-it-up-in-a-bow TV. It actually made folks replicate on their very own lives and their very own reactions to conditions that I feel is sort of uncommon to seek out in tv.”Her grandmother was a lawyer, a pioneer for ladies in the occupation who graduated legislation faculty in 1924. Margulies stored an image from that commencement day in her character’s workplace for the run of the show.Even although she feels fortunate in life now – she has a son, Kieran, 13,  with husband Keith Lieberthal – appearing helps Margulies unleash her angst when it does fly into her orbit.”I can behave irrationally as a result of that is the way it was written,” she says. “I can behave hysterically. I do not comport myself in my very own life that method. But it’s a nice conduit to do away with all these emotions that you’ve, as a result of they are going to come up.”In case you missed:George Clooney jokes spouse Amal watching ‘ER’ reruns has been ‘a catastrophe for my marriage’Julianna Margulies opens up about Steven Seagal, Les MoonvesMargulies publicly spoke about her incident with Seagal in the wake of the Me Too motion, and delves into the details in her memoir. She says she was determined to get her Screen Actors Guild card and trying to find a movie or TV position when she made it to the ultimate audition for Seagal movie “Out for Justice.” She put mayonnaise in her hair the evening earlier than the audition hoping it could be clean and silky the subsequent day – solely to get a name that Seagal wished her to go to his lodge room that evening.She went – the casting director mentioned she could be there too – and smelled like rotten eggs due to all of the mayonnaise. “It was fairly comical in a method, although it was completely horrifying,” she says. The casting director was not there. Margulies went into his lodge room, solely to have Seagal show off his “massive, black and glossy” handgun and invite her to take a seat on the mattress subsequent to him and examine her palms. She finally escaped unscathed, bought the half and made positive hair and make-up folks have been all the time together with her. (Seagal has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of ladies and has beforehand denied any allegations made towards him.)Margulies shared her story as a result of she “wished to again up these ladies who have been speaking about what occurred to them, as a result of I had been a kind of ladies luckily who bought out as a result of nothing occurred to me sexually. I wasn’t touched, however I perceive these conditions.”In 2011, Margulies thanked now disgraced CBS studio head Les Moonves in her Emmys speech when she gained finest actress in a drama collection for “The Good Wife.””I met (Moonves) when I used to be already a tv star on ‘ER’ and I by no means noticed any of that,” she says. “I can not communicate to that. I used to be really shocked as a result of he is solely proven me graciousness and kindness. It’s not part of my narrative.”Important:How Hollywood’s male energy gamers can step up and be allies to womenWorking on ‘The Morning Show’ was like ‘a trip’Margulies teased her upcoming gig on Apple TV+ collection “The Morning Show,” saying “it was a slice of heaven.”She calls the collection a well-oiled machine and was grateful her character Laura Peterson was absolutely fleshed-out. Margulies will seem in six out of 10 episodes as fictional community UBA’s  star who has had a one-hour information show for 20 years. Laura is on the high of her sport, however wasn’t all the time: She was outed as homosexual in the late Nineties and was fired.”It’s a extremely intriguing character to play as a result of she’s been by means of the fireplace and again, and she or he’s come out on high,” Margulies says.She cherished working with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass and reveled in not having every part relaxation on her shoulders like her 14-hour days on “The Good Wife.”As she instructed “The Morning Show”: “I get time to be taught my traces. I show up, you all make me look fairly, you place me in attractive garments, then I get to work with nice actors and say nice traces. It was a trip.”Interesting:Jennifer Aniston says it was ‘cathartic’ enjoying a star on ‘The Morning Show’When ‘it is time to depart’ “Sunshine Girl” additionally details a number of vital boyfriends Margulies had all through her life earlier than assembly Lieberthal, whom she married in 2007. She writes about the nice, the not fairly proper and the unhealthy.Her finest relationship recommendation now: “When you see a crimson flag, do not fake there will not be extra. Walk out the door.”A pal additionally instructed her: “If you are solely joyful 25% of the time, it is time to depart.”If you reside in New York, you may catch Margulies strolling round – she walks in every single place. At crosswalks, she’ll seemingly be pondering the “what ifs” of life.”If it is a inexperienced gentle and also you go, after which it is a crimson gentle, take the opposite block as a result of who is aware of who you are going to stumble upon,” she says. “I all the time assume that method. It makes life a bit bit extra thrilling.” (She clarified, by means of laughs, that she doesn’t seem like Nicole Kidman’s character in “The Undoing.”)You’ll wish to bookmark this:The 40 finest TV reveals to look at on Paramount+ proper now: Final season of ‘Younger’ arrives
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