It wasn’t just your average day on the set when reallife former secretaries of state Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright guest-starred on the season premiere of Madam Secretary. “It was wild,” Erich Bergen, who plays one of Téa Leoni’s aides, tells Closer. “We were so thankful to have them there.” The trio play themselves, consulting with Téa’s fictional cabinet member amid a national crisis. Says Erich, “They did a great job on the fly, with very little directing. And they’re fans of the show, so that made it easier.”
TUNE IN! Madam Secretary returns Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.
Hillary Clinton, Téa Leoni, Colin Powell & Madeleine Albright