Natth Jaturapahu Christine Baranski is a professional. She is, needless to say, a professional actor of the stage and screen, with some professional singing and dancing to round out her resume, and an Emmy and a Tony on her mantle. But in many ways, Baranski is also a professional at the sheer act of being. She seems to have most of the difficult stuff figured out, to have carefully honed a graceful existence. Baranski is perched alongside such luminaries as Martha Stewart and Celine Dion on the list I created for Keep It, the podcast I cohost, of my favorite white women. You want them to be who you hope they are, but that can lead to disappointment.
Christine Baranski on The Good Fight, Big Dick Energy, and Les Moonves
In her new incarnation, Diane Lockhart—liberal stalwart, law partner, and general bad-ass woman—navigated the challenges of a Trump administration, financial ruin, sexy liaisons, and even micro-dosing herself with drugs for some light relief. Now, as Season 3 approaches, Baranski discusses the brilliance of writers Robert and Michelle King , the importance of putting sexy older female characters front and center, how she would never willingly opt out of the show, and what it was really like hanging out with Meryl Streep and Cher on the set of the new Mamma Mia film. So Diane micro-dosing drugs was a bit of a surprise this past season. Was that really fun to play? It was. I think the main theme of this season for Diane was that she was under the influence of a world gone mad. Micro-dosing was simply a way of coping.