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Christine Baranski’s Easiest Role Ever? Acting Displeased With Trump.


>>Stephen: HEY, WELCOME BACK,
EVERYBODY. MY FIRST GUEST IS AN EMMY AND
TONY AWARD WINNER WHO STARRED FOR SEVEN SEASONS IN “THE GOOD
WIFE.” HER NEW SHOW, “THE GOOD FIGHT,”
PICKS UP WHERE THAT ONE LEFT OFF.>>THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MY
FINANCIAL SITUATION. I’M ALSO AFRAID I WOULD MISS
PRACTICING THE LAW. I WAS IN THE MIDST OF THE
KENDALL DEPOSITION AND I THOUGHT, MY GOD, I LOVE THIS. THIS IS WHAT I DO.>>SO WHAT DO YOU PROPOSE? THAT I NOT LEAVE. THAT I CLOSE THE CASE AND, UM,
THAT I STAY ON.>>IN WHAT POSITION? THIS POSITION. MY CURRENT POSITION.>>YOU SIGNED YOUR EXIT
AGREEMENT.>>WELL, YES, BUT I WOULD
SUGGEST WE RIP THAT UP FOR THE MOMENT.>>UNFORTUNATELY, I DON’T THINK
THAT WORKS FOR US.>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME
CHRISTINE BARANSKI! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪ THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>YOU’RE MY DATE! IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY.>>Stephen: HAPPY VALENTINE’S
DAY. WOULD YOU LIKE?>>I WOULD, THANK YOU.>>Stephen: IT’S A WHITMAN
SAMPLER, ONLY THE FINEST. ( LAUGHTER )
>>MY GRANDFATHER GAVE MY GRANDMOTHER WHITMAN SAMPLERS.>>Stephen: ON VALENTINE’S
DAY?>>YES. YOU’RE MY DATE TONIGHT. WHERE’S THE KEY?>>Stephen: WHAT AM I LOOKING
FOR? YOU POINT TO SOMETHING AND I’LL
TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.>>I LIKE DARK CHOCOLATE.>>Stephen: THAT’S A CHOCOLATE
TRUFFLE. GOOD CHOICE. YOU’RE CLASSY. ( APPLAUSE )
MMM, MMM –>>OH, MINE’S GOOD.>>Stephen: VERY TOUGH. ( LAUGHTER )
>>YOU REALIZE THAT CHARDONNAY —
>>Stephen: WOULD GO GREAT NOW.>>IT WAS WELCHS WHITE GRAPE
JUICE WHICH HAS SO MUCH SUGAR IN IT I’M ON A SUGAR BUZZ.>>Stephen: I’M SO SORRY WE
DIDN’T HAVE REAL WINE FOR YOU.>>THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: MY RULE IS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY EAT THE CARAMEL
IN REHEARSE TOLL MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES. LICK YOUR TEETH A LITTLE BIT. LET ME SEE. MM-HMM. RIGHT OVER HERE. I REALLY AM YOUR DATE. BECAUSE ONLY —
( LAUGHTER )>>IS THAT RIGHT? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, I’M SORRY, CHRISTINE. THAT’S ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING
HERE. ( LAUGHTER )
LAST TIME WE SAW EACH OTHER IS A SALUTE TO A GREAT AMERICAN SONG
BOOK AT THE LINCOLN CENTER. A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW YOU
HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
WHY AREN’T YOU ON BROADWAY MORE OFTEN?>>BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DOING
SEVEN YEARS OF “THE GOOD WIFE” AND WE WENT RIGHT INTO “THE GOOD
FIGHT.”
>>Stephen: SLID RIGHT INTO
IT?>>YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAD IN
COMMON IS THE FIRST MUSICAL I DID IN NEW YORK IS “COMPANY.” I SAW YOU IN “COMPANY.”>>Stephen: I DID THAT FOR ONE
WEEK IN LINCOLN CENTER. IT WAS THE MOST TERRIFYING
EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. WHAT WAS TERRIFYING TO YOU.>>STEPHEN SONDHEIM, AND THAT
VOICE, BOBBY, BOBBY, COMING OVER FOR DINNER —
>>Stephen: BOBBY BABY? YEAH.>>Stephen: AN UNFORGETTABLE
SOUND TRACK.>>TRY SWEENY TODD. BUT AT THE SONG BOOK EVENT, I
GOT TO BE ON STAGE WITH CAROL BURNETT AND JULIE ANDREWS.>>Stephen: UNBELIEVABLE! ( APPLAUSE )
I SEE YOU ON STAGE WITH THEM BECAUSE YOU’RE THE CONSUMMATE
PRO. YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY THE KIND OF
PERFORMER WHO CAN LAND A PUNCH LINE LIKE A DIME IN A SHOT GLASS
FROM 20 FEET. YOU’RE JUST ABSOLUTELY SUCH A
BRILLIANT AND PRECISE PERFORMER, I JUST ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH.>>CONTINUE. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: WELL, NOW WE’VE GOT “THE GOOD FIGHT” —
>>IT’S CALLED “THE GOOD FIGHT.”>>Stephen: SOUNDS A LOT LIKE
“THE GOOD WIFE.”>>MM-HMM.>>Stephen: IN THIS — HOW
SIMILAR IS IT?>>I’M SIMILAR IN THAT I WAS ON
THE “THE GOOD WIFE” FOR SEVEN YEARS AND NOW I’M IN THE PILOT
AND I’M THE OSTENSIBLE SERIES LEAD. BUT IT IS THE DIANE LOCKHART
CHARACTER YOU SEE IN THE PILOT BEING VERY DIANE, YOU KNOW, AS
YOU SAW IN THAT SCENE. YOU KNOW, SHE’S ABOUT TO RETIRE,
SHE’S REACHED THE TOP OF HER GAME. SHE’S ALWAYS WELL DRESSED AND
DIGNIFIED, BUT ONE-THIRD THE WAY THROUGH THE PILOT, SHE LOSES ALL
HER MONEY IN A MADOFF PONZI SCHEME AND SHE’S LOOKING FOR
WORK AND THAT’S THE SCENE YOU SAW IN HER OWN LAW FIRM. IT’S A WOMAN HAVING TO START HER
LIFE AGAIN.>>Stephen: NOW THAT — I
UNDERSTAND ONE OF THE BIGGEST PERKS IS — I LOVE THIS SHOT. WHAT’S THIS SPHNCHTS THIS LASTS
ABOUT TEN MINUTES BUT WHEN THEY’RE PROMOTING A SHOW, YOU’RE
ON BILLBOARDS AND BUSES PASS BY AND YOUR PICTURE. THIS PAST SATURDAY, I WAS GOING
TO THE THEATER IN BROOKLYN, AND I HAILED A CAB ON LEXINGTON
AVENUE, AND IT PULLED UP AND I OPENED THE DOOR AND I WENT — I
SAID TO THE TAXI DRIVER. I SAID, COULD YOU JUST HOLD FOR
A SECOND? STAND THERE TAKING PICTURES OF
MYSELF. AND I SAID, I’M SORRY, MISTER,
BUT THAT’S ME ON THE TOP OF THE CAB AND NEXT WEEK I WON’T BE ON
THE TOP OF THE CAB.>>Stephen: THOSE SOUND LIKE
TWO LINES FROM A SONDHEIM SONG. ( LAUGHTER )
>>YES, EXACTLY!>>Stephen: YOU HAD TO RESHOOT
THE FIRST SCENE OF THE FIRST EPISODE, RIGHT?>>WELL, WHAT HAPPENED WAS WE
WERE SHOOTING THE PILOT JUST BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE
ELECTION, AND THE PILOT WAS WRITTEN ON THE SUPPOSITION WE
WOULD HAVE A FEMALE PRESIDENT. ( AUDIENCE REACTS )
>>Stephen: I KNOW THE FEELING. ( LAUGHTER )
>>ANYWAY, SO THEN, YOU KNOW, WE SHOT THE PILOT, BUT IN EDITING,
THEY REALIZED THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY. IT WAS A BRAND-NEW — A BRAVE
NEW WORLD WE ARE NOW IN. SO THEY CHANGED THE OPENING OF
THE PILOT, WHICH IS –>>Stephen: WE ACTUALLY HAVE
IT HERE.>>DO YOU HAVE IT? I DONALD JOHN TRUMP DO
SOLEMNLY SWEAR –>>I DONALD JOHN TRUMP DO
SOLEMNLY SWEAR –>>– THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY
EXECUTE –>>– THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY
EXECUTE –>>– THE OFFICE OF THE
PRESIDENT OF THE — ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: HARD TO PLAY? DID YOU HAVE TO DIG DOWN DEEP
FOR THOSE FEELINGS?>>NO, BUT THIS WAS SHOT BEFORE
THE INAUGURATION, IT WAS SHOT AFTER THE ELECTION BUT BEFORE
THE INAUGURATION, SO I HADN’T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF SEEING
THE INAUGURATION, BUT THE DIRECTOR SAID, WELL, YOU KNOW,
IMAGINE THAT YOU’RE SHOCKED. I SAID, NO WORRY. I CAN PLAY THIS.>>Stephen: NOW AS YOU WERE
IMAGINING THIS, HOW BIG DID YOU IMAGINE THE CROWD WAS IN YOUR
MIND? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
NOW, ONE THING ABOUT THE NEW SERIES WHICH IS GREAT, I’M
JEALOUS OF BUT IT’S ALSO QUITE SHOCKING IS THAT IT’S YOU, IT’S,
YOU KNOW, A GREAT ENSEMBLE CAST, CUSH JUMBO.>>GAME ON “THE GOOD WIFE,”
LUCCA QUINN.>>Stephen: ON CBS ALL ACCESS,
YOU GUYS CAN USE BAD LANGUAGE.>>I EVEN DROPPED THE F WORD A
FEW TIMES. IT WAS SO LIBERATING. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: I HAVE LINES HERE
THAT I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOU SAY.>>WE’RE ON CABLE NOW.>>Stephen: WE’LL BLUSTBLEEP
IT FEW I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOU SAY THESE THINGS. THESE ARE LAWYER THINGS WITH BAD
WORDS IN THEM.>>I’M GOING TO SUBPOENA THE
(BLEEP) OUT OF YOU! ( LAUGHTER )
I APPROACHED THE — MAY I APPROACH THE (BLEEP) BENCH? YOUR HONOR, I (BLEEP) OBJECT!>>Stephen: YOU KNOW WHAT? SUSTAINED! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
“THE GOOD FIGHT” APPEARS ON CBS ALL ACCESS STREAMING SUNDAY! STICK AROUND! ( BAND PLAYING )

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