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BRI­TISH ac­tress Cush Jumbo was get­ting ready to re­turn to Lon­don af­ter The Good Wife fin­ished its run last year when she learned of its spin-off. “I was meant to go back to Lon­don for an­other job, so I kind of quit that job to do The Good Fight be­cause it seemed too ex­cit­ing of an idea,” she told En­ter­tain­ment Tonight. The Good Fight does away with Ali­cia Flor­rick’s sto­ry­line and opens with Diane Lock­hart’s (Chris­tine Baran­ski); Diane has to re­build her­self at a new law firm af­ter los­ing all her sav­ings in a fi­nan­cial scam. There, she meets Ali­cia’s good friend Lucca Quinn, played by Jumbo. The 31-year-old ac­tress shares that the spin-off will show a dif­fer­ent side to the sassy, fast-talk­ing lawyer she por­trays. “Lucca’s so com­pe­tent and put-to­gether and lead­ing the pack at work, but when it comes to build­ing any kind of friend­ship or re­la­tion­ship, she’s kind of odd and we’re work­ing out why that is.” Jumbo said she had one cri­te­ria for cre­ators Robert and Michelle King prior to join­ing the se­ries: “I don’t want to do some­thing that doesn’t do the legacy jus­tice and some­thing that doesn’t re­flect well on what you’ve al­ready achieved.” The fact that the show has been re­newed for a sec­ond sea­son means the fight is only go­ing to get bet­ter. – Ken­neth Chaw

The Good Fight airs ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 10pm on Star World (As­tro Ch 711).

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