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Mary Beth Peil discusses her character, Jackie Florrick: 

I think she’s misunderstood. In order to play someone who is arguably the villain, you have to find reasons for why she does what she does. I totally understand and have good reasons to defend every choice she makes and everything that comes out of her mouth, partly because that’s my job and partly because that’s who Jackie is. She thinks she’s doing everything for the right reasons. Now, if I was Mary Beth watching the show and not playing Jackie, I’d think she’s up to no good.

In addition to playing Grams on Dawson’s Creek, she was also “a soprano, performing with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, and Boris Goldovsky’s company.” (Mary Beth Peil for the win!)

The Good Wife’s Bad Mother | The Daily Beast

Mary Beth Peil discusses her character, Jackie Florrick: 

I think she’s misunderstood. In order to play someone who is arguably the villain, you have to find reasons for why she does what she does. I totally understand and have good reasons to defend every choice she makes and everything that comes out of her mouth, partly because that’s my job and partly because that’s who Jackie is. She thinks she’s doing everything for the right reasons. Now, if I was Mary Beth watching the show and not playing Jackie, I’d think she’s up to no good.

In addition to playing Grams on Dawson’s Creek, she was also “a soprano, performing with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, and Boris Goldovsky’s company.” (Mary Beth Peil for the win!)

Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit: 

I find a lot of similarities: We’re roughly the same age, we both have two brothers — mine are annoying — we both grew up in middle-class homes with spirited, big-hearted mothers who encouraged us to do something valuable and interesting with our lives. We both went from public high schools to distinguished women’s colleges. …We both went on to graduate school at Yale, which is where the two paths diverged in the wood.
Where Hillary aimed her life and where it landed was evident very early on. While I was a cheerleader, she was the president of the student government. Where I was the lead in all three musicals, people who know her tell me she should never be encouraged to sing. Regardless, she has turned out to be the voice of her generation. I’m an actress, and she is the real deal.
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This is what you get when you play a world leader. But if you want a real world leader, and you’re really, really lucky, this is what you get.

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Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit: 

I find a lot of similarities: We’re roughly the same age, we both have two brothers — mine are annoying — we both grew up in middle-class homes with spirited, big-hearted mothers who encouraged us to do something valuable and interesting with our lives. We both went from public high schools to distinguished women’s colleges. …We both went on to graduate school at Yale, which is where the two paths diverged in the wood.

Where Hillary aimed her life and where it landed was evident very early on. While I was a cheerleader, she was the president of the student government. Where I was the lead in all three musicals, people who know her tell me she should never be encouraged to sing. Regardless, she has turned out to be the voice of her generation. I’m an actress, and she is the real deal.

This is what you get when you play a world leader. But if you want a real world leader, and you’re really, really lucky, this is what you get.

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@MrsLRCooper by Chris Floyd.
Lily Allen is one of the many twitter followers of photographer, Chris Floyd (@ChrisFloydUK), who is featured in the new exhibit, 140 Characters. Inspired by interaction with his followers, the project became “a means to put faces to the online names he had become familiar with.”
"I’m really, really nosy, and I wanted to see what all these people that I had begun to ‘talk to’ were like. I needed to meet them," said Floyd in an interview with The Daily Beast.
The exhibit runs Nov. 3-17, 2011 at the Foto8 in London. Learn more about the project and check out other photos here. 

@MrsLRCooper by Chris Floyd.

Lily Allen is one of the many twitter followers of photographer, Chris Floyd (@ChrisFloydUK), who is featured in the new exhibit, 140 Characters. Inspired by interaction with his followers, the project became “a means to put faces to the online names he had become familiar with.”

"I’m really, really nosy, and I wanted to see what all these people that I had begun to ‘talk to’ were like. I needed to meet them," said Floyd in an interview with The Daily Beast.

The exhibit runs Nov. 3-17, 2011 at the Foto8 in London. Learn more about the project and check out other photos here

Faces of #OcuppyWallStreet

Peter Lener

Occupation: Retired physician’s assistant
Age: 71 

I just feel that I can act as a peace moderator among any kind of conflict … The economic issues are beyond me; the only thing I know is they’re dancing a jig on the backs of our children.

Dylan Novack

Occupation: Unemployed
Age: 18

We occupy for accountability of those criminals on Wall Street. We occupy for revolution. 

Debra Goodman

Occupation: Cancer survivor
Age: 50

I’m very disappointed with the culture we Americans have developed. I want to try to make some positive change so my dear goddaughter can live in a better, sustainable world.
 

Drisk

Occupation: Fair-trade activist
Age: 24

Our current economic and financial situation is unjust and unfair. The movement itself is a platform to list individual grievances. It’s become a mainstream movement because so many people can identify what’s wrong with our system.

Donna Baldwin 

Occupation: Retired ballerina
Age: 66

Everyone is hurting. We need to have hope for the future.

Ed Morris

Occupation: Philosopher-writer
Age: 70

Our country has been so numb and so cruel and it’s great that people are waking up.