Friday 12 Feb 10
I am currently playing Eli Gold, a politicial analyst in The Good Wife on CBS. (My episodes start airing on march 2nd). The show stars Julianna Margulies as Grace, whose politician husband, played by Chris Noth, has been involved in a sex scandal.
Playing Eli is fascinating for me because he is a grown-up. He is a man in a suit. They even put grey in my hair, which is quite funny considering my hair is colored, so they are actually putting grey on top of color on top of grey! Also he is Jewish. He is a million miles away from me. And also I am filming in gaps between shooting Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera, in which I play a club door whore with black nail varnish and Comme des Garcons outfits, so the whole experience is a little schizophrenic.
But I think I have learned something. Initially I thought I didn't understand Eli, he seemd so far from me and I was unused to the process of TV series acting. But then I just altered my opinion of him and instead of thinking I don't relate to him because he has a life that I don't comprehend I think he is exotic like every human being and I can understand that.
Talking of exotic, someone just put up this performance I did from Cabaret on the Rosie O'Donnell show a million years ago. There's also an interview, in which I foolishly said my favourite American candy was Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. I was inundated with them for years after. Literally people would open a cupboard to get a glass in my apartment and bags of Reece's would fall on their heads. Ah memories.