” When you’re doing a play that’s fully produced, you have the benefit of rehearsing for four or five weeks, so you really get to live in the skin of the character for much longer than when you first start doing a character on TV. “


” A lot of people probably don’t realize how difficult it is to stick to that lawyer speak when you’re not a lawyer. I see everyone on ‘The Good Wife’ – everyone, people who have been there since day one – struggling with that language because it is just not how people talk. “


” I think that in order for anything to work on television, you have to have conflict. Nothing can be too happy or it’s boring. People don’t want to watch that – they want to watch things that are exciting and dangerous and sexy and have tension. “


” By the time I was twelve, I had started my own theater company and was doing plays in the backyard and the front yard and all over the neighborhood, so, you know, I was definitely a lifer even back when I was 10. “


” True Blood’ is shot on film. It’s more like a movie, and they take more days to shoot it, plus it has an hour of content. ‘The Good Wife’ is network. They’re shooting on HD. It moves quicker and they only have forty minutes of content instead of a full hour. Not to mention the difference of shooting, you know, rated-R stuff! “


” I got my first big paycheck for ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding.’ This was in the days when you actually did get paid to have a supporting role. It just doesn’t happen like that anymore, but this was in the ’90s. It was the golden age! “



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I think that in order for anything to work on television, you have to have conflict. Nothing can be too happy or it
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True Blood
I got my first big paycheck for
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