Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski7 posts
19 Dec, 2014

Out magazine interview

Interview

Baranski discu1D7B50ECsses her role as Cinderella’s Stepmother in Rob Marshall’s screen adaptation of Sondheim’s Into the Woods, her long working relationship with Marshall, and why she accepted a small part in the film.

The Stepmother is a peripheral character. But frankly, those little musical entrances are very tricky. That’s how she’s introduced: She breezes down the staircase, and you have to hit your mark. I often say playing small roles is more challenging than a large role because you have very little time, especially onscreen, to say, “This is exactly who that character is—so it has to be cut and crystal.” If there’s a laugh, a funny moment, you have to score it.

10 Jul, 2014

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Baranski is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife.

…it’s an amazing thing to get the nomination and know you’re with your peers. It’s a pretty wonderful feeling, I’m not jaded about it, believe me.

18 Jul, 2013

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Baranski is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife.

What an honor and what a surprise. I am so proud to be part of The Good Wife, a show that does everything cable shows do — except backwards and in high heels.

19 Jul, 2012

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Baranski is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife.

14 Jul, 2011

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Baranski is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife.

8 Jul, 2010

Emmy nomination

Nomination

Baranski receives a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife.

18 Aug, 2008

Mamma Mia

Film Appearance

Baranski plays Tanya in this musical comedy directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Bride-to-be Sophie tries to find her real father before her wedding day as she, her friends, and her family sing hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA to set the scenes. Co-starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth.

I think it’s always challenging. Particularly when you’re mainly an actor and you’ve been given any kind of musical work to do, you feel humbled by it and properly terrified. Then it’s like, “Oh my gosh this is a great challenge, how wonderful.” And then when you actually do it you think, “Why haven’t I been doing this my whole life? It’s so wonderful.

Mamma Mia! - Official® Trailer [HD]

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