CHRIS­TINE BARANSKI

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Personality -

At­tor­ney Diane Lock­hart from the CBS drama The Good Wife is back tonight in The Good Fight on the stream­ing ser­vice CBS All Ac­cess. Repris­ing her char­ac­ter in the spinoff series is Emmy-win­ning ac­tress Chris­tine Baranski, 64.

Tell us a bit about Diane. She is try­ing to get her foot­ing in a world where she’s been robbed and cheated of her money by fam­ily mem­bers, and the firm that she cre­ated won’t give her job back. She’s es­tranged from her hus­band, who cheated on her.

Have you heard from Ju­lianna Mar­gulies, the star of The Good Wife? Yes, we’re great friends. She was done af­ter seven years.

She said, “I’m ex­hausted, I’ve told the story, I need to get back to my hus­band and my child. I want a life,” and so she grace­fully passed the ba­ton.

You’ve had quite the run on TV. But be­fore that you did Broad­way, with two Tony awards to prove it. The nice thing about The Good Fight is it’s 10 episodes, and if it were to con­tinue, I would have a good part of my year off where I could do a play. You never want to stay away from the stage for too long.

Do you have a phi­los­o­phy that helps you get out of bed in the morn­ing? I am a per­son who counts her bless­ings. I re­al­ize that I’m at the tippy top of the plan­e­tary heap, given what’s go­ing on in the world. When­ever I think to com­plain I al­ways say, “But it’s a Cham­pagne prob­lem.” I don’t re­ally have prob­lems. I am the luck­i­est per­son.

How did she re­bound from the death of her hus­band and how does she feel about be­ing a “work­ing grandma”? Go to Pa­rade.com/baranski to find out.

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