In the moments before she arrives, I realise I am unable to picture Christine Baranski without a Martini in hand.

 I’m thinking, of course, of Maryann Thorpe, the cocktail-swilling, dry-witted, ex-husband-maligning sidekick to Cybill Shepherd’s heroine in the mid-Nineties sitcom Cybill.

More recently, Baranski lit up 2008’s Abba film spectacular, Mamma Mia!, and her big number (wearing a red swimsuit, jiving and having the time of her life with a crowd of semi-naked young men) also featured something fruity in a Martini glass.

Today, though, on a rare day off from shooting the legal drama The Good Wife, she’s in errand-running rather than cocktail-quaffing mode.

“Forgive me,” she says, patting her perfectly coiffed hair as she arrives. “This is the working me.”

We’re in a small French cafe on New York’s Upper East Side, a few blocks from her apartment. Baranski is in a grey jumper and huge, ovoid sunglasses, which she tilts down, little finger raised, to reassure me “there is a person under here”.

In a few weeks she’ll fly to London to appear in two performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Royal Albert Hall.

Baranski will play Phyllis, the former showgirl, and even though she is 62, a double-Tony winner and a seasoned performer of Sondheim, Baranski is as daunted as a person could be. She met the man himself after a production of Company in the late Seventies – the very first Sondheim show she did.

“He came backstage and said something nice and I thought I was actually going to faint. I felt as though I’d met God,” she says.



Apr 18, 15   Claudia   0 Comment Interviews, Media Alert



Christine chats to Graham ahead of her appearance in Follies at the Royal Albert Hall.



Our Christine is the cover-girl for April issue of Watch! Magazine. Enjoy the HQ scans I added to the gallery!



Gallery link:
Magazines & Scans > Watch Magazine – April 2015



Apr 17, 15   Claudia   0 Comment Behinds, Stages

Some Rehearsal BTS images of Christine for Follies have come out. Enjoy them in our gallery!



Gallery link:
Other Works > Follies (Behinds)





In the moments before she arrives, I realise I am unable to picture Christine Baranski without a Martini in hand. I’m thinking, of course, of Maryann Thorpe, the cocktail-swilling, dry-witted, ex-husband-maligning sidekick to Cybill Shepherd’s heroine in the mid-Nineties sitcom Cybill.

More recently, Baranski lit up 2008’s Abba film spectacular, Mamma Mia!, and her big number (wearing a red swimsuit, jiving and having the time of her life with a crowd of semi-naked young men) also featured something fruity in a Martini glass. Today, though, on a rare day off from shooting the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, she’s in errand-running, rather than cocktail-quaffing, mode.

“Forgive me,” she says, patting her perfectly coiffed hair as she arrives. “This is the working me.”
We’re in a small French café on New York’s Upper East Side, a few blocks away from her apartment. Baranski is in a grey jumper and huge, ovoid sunglasses, which she tilts down, little finger raised, to reassure me “there is a person under here”.



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