The Good Wife spin-off courting all new dramas
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The Good Wife spin-off courting all new dramas

The Good Fight is currently airing in Australia on SBS and a new interview of Rose was released in The Chronicle to promote the show there. I have added the scans to the gallery and you can read the interview below :

THE CHRONICLE – While her real-life partner battles White Walkers on Game of Thrones, Rose Leslie is taking up the good fight in the courtroom. The Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones star, famous for her line ‘You know nothing Jon Snow’, joins the returning cast of The Good Wife in the new spin-off The Good Fight.

Picking up one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife, a financial scam has destroyed the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell (Rose), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) savings.

« I was aware, certainly, of The Good Wife, » Rose tells The Guide. « It had been on for seven years. I came quite late to the party, but girlfriends of mine had been speaking about it for a while. I was really excited (about The Good Fight), mainly because it meant I could work with Christine, and because it’s a very familiar universe where we get to create new characters. »

In the show’s first episode, which premiered last night, Maia is navigating her first day as a lawyer at Christine’s law firm when her father is arrested. As the news of his investment fund’s crash and alleged fraud hits the news, it turns Maia’s world upside down. « When we first meet her she’s fighting to stay sane, » Rose says. « The name Rindell used to bring with it so much respect and clout; it’s all she’s ever known. Then to have this enormous turnaround and for it to be tarnished and disgraced is such a mortifying experience.

« That jarring reality of suddenly you wake up and your world is no longer what you’ve known for 26 years was one thing that piqued my interest when I read the pilot. It’s a fantastic premise. » Both she and Diane must forge new futures for themselves if they are going to weather the storm. « Maia has to dig deeper than she ever has within herself, and the passion she has for the law is possibly the last resort she has to hold her head up high, » she says.

« There’s a strong desire to carve her own way in the world… and a determination in this young woman that I was very much drawn to.

« There’s a resilience within her that builds up by the end of the first season.

« I had always wanted to work with the Kings (writers Robert and Michelle King). They are incredible at writing court dramas and they write so vividly. They make sure their characters are flawed and imperfect. » (source)

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Leslie Up For The Fight
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Leslie Up For The Fight

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – To many she’s renowned as Kit Harrington’s other half.

But Rose Leslie’s gripping turn in The Good Fight, a sassy and slightly edgier spin-off of the Emmy award- winning series The Good Wife, will see the Scottish- born, London-based actress well and truly step out of her famous boyfriend’s shadow.

The 30-year-old portrays Maia Rindell, the daughter of a well-known billionaire couple who also happens to be Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) goddaughter.

The 10-part series picks up a year on from where The Good Wife finished, with Diane eyeing a cushy retirement — until she becomes entwined in a financial scandal involving the Rindells.

With her retirement dreams up in flames, Diane’s reputation, as well as her financial status, is in ruins.

Fresh-faced law graduate Maia, who had been offered an internship at Diane’s firm, is thrust into the public spotlight and struggles to come to grips with her predicament as a result of her family’s tarnished name.

Growing up at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire, Leslie also hails from a well-to-do family — her mother is a descendant of King Charles II while her father is the chieftain of Clan Leslie — but, much like her character, she remains incredibly grounded.

That’s what piqued my interest,” explains Leslie, whose acting credits include Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.

Being aware of her background and being told that she is a daughter of billionaires prior to filming the pilot, I was surprised and also impressed by the idea that she wasn’t entitled and that she has this strong desire to prove her worth.

She is determined . . . to make sure that she carves her own path in this world, and then of course before any of that can happen, her father is caught in this horrendous scandal.

I loved the idea of being staged as a stable woman and then for that to be turned on its head and have the relationship with her parents begin to crumble . . . and also to test her financially, professionally and mentally. That was also something I enjoyed grappling with.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Los Angeles Premiere
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Game of Thrones Season 7 Los Angeles Premiere

As expected, Rose attended the season 7 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ on June 12 in Los Angeles alongside Kit Harington. She wore an Erdem Pre-Fall 2017 dress. The gallery has been updated with hundreds of high quality photos from the event, be sure to check them here :


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Candids > Jul 12 | Arriving at the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere in Los Angeles [+ 09]

      

Glastonbury Festival 2017
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Glastonbury Festival 2017

This past week-end Rose was at the Glastonbury Festival, a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton in England, where she was spotted having fun with Kit Harington and former Game of Thrones co-star Richard Madden. She was photographed with Richard at the EE VIP area, be sure to check the lovely pictures in the gallery :

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‘The Good Fight’ Star Talks Relinquishing Control and a « Tougher » Maia in Season 2
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‘The Good Fight’ Star Talks Relinquishing Control and a « Tougher » Maia in Season 2

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Much like how viewers met Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) at her lowest point in the series premiere of The Good Wife, viewers were first introduced to Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) just as her world was falling apart.

A bright law student who had just passed the bar and received a job offer at a large Chicago firm, Maia seemed to have the world at her fingertips, that is, until it came to light that her father (Paul Guilfoyle) had orchestrated an elaborate Ponzi scheme that robbed hundreds of thousands — including her godmother and mentor Diane (Christine Baranski) — of their life savings. Not exactly the best way to enter the working world.

However, Maia followed Diane to her new firm and slowly but surely built a solid reputation as a young but smart lawyer, even as she juggled the many stresses of her family’s scandal. At the end of the first season, Maia’s world appeared to come crashing down again when she was arrested for helping cover up the Ponzi scheme on the heels of her father skipping town.

After a turbulent first season for her alter-ego, THR jumped on the phone with Leslie to discuss how she channeled her own nerves for Maia’s big breakdown, how those flashbacks in the penultimate episode informed her portrayal and the « more resilient » Maia to come in season two.

Going back to the very beginning, how did you hear first hear about the role? How was the character of Maia first described to you?

It was a relatively quick turnaround from learning about a character and hopping onto a plane to New York a week later for the next five months. On the phone to [creators and showrunners Robert and Michelle King] and also Brooke Kennedy and some other producers, they were describing the role to me — obviously being a fan of The Good Wife — and very much assured me that we are within the same universe and now it’s with different characters and their own situations. As a result, they determined that Maia was somebody who was tarnished due to her father’s behavior with the revelation of her father’s scam. As a result, she would be forced to mentally and professionally struggle to stay afloat, as well as financially.

Learning more about Maia, and knowing what brilliant writers the Kings are, they fully delivered in terms of creating a rounded character with vulnerability in all the right ways. Often when playing a woman in a law firm, there is a temptation to be incredibly strong-willed and domineering and I thought that it was rather interesting to approach this new character as rather wounded and a real representation of someone… Because in my mind, with the character, what would you humanly do if this were to happen to you? You would put up all your barriers in every single aspect of your life and I feel there’s a lot of self-preservation with Maia and I felt that was true in their writing of her. She doesn’t scare easily, but the wind is knocked out of her after the current events with her father.
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CBS’s London Screenings
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CBS’s London Screenings

On June 9 Rose has attended CBS’s London Screenings at the Ham Yard Hotel, where slate of upcoming programming from CBS Studios International were showed. Sadly only one photo from the event has been released so far, on which Rose poses with actor Michael Weatherly.

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Vanity Fair UK Summer 2017 Scans
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Vanity Fair UK Summer 2017 Scans

Two months ago Rose was photographed at the Vanity Fair & Asprey portrait studio during The Olivier Awards 2017. A behind the scene picture of Rose in the studio was published, and now photos from this session have finally been released in the latest issue of Vanity Fair UK. I have added the page on which Rose is featured as well as her portrait in the gallery (sadly in low quality for now).

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Tory Burch Regent Street opening After Party
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Tory Burch Regent Street opening After Party

On Monday night (May 22) Rose attended the after party of the Tory Burch Regent Street Store opening in London where she posed alongside Gemma Arterton and Cressida Bonas (Cressida and Rose have both worked on the play The Children’s Monologues back in October 2015). All the pictures from the event have now been added to the gallery, enjoy ! Credit to Gemma Arterton Online for some of the photos.

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Glamour US June 2017
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Glamour US June 2017

Rose is featured in Glamour US’ June issue, taking part in a series in which four actresses bared their current emotion : Rose chose « calm ». You can check her portrait in the gallery and read her short interview below :

For the last couple of months, I’ve been filming in New York City. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and adrenaline here, especially after some very emotional days with a big team of people. I have to take a hot shower at the end of the day just to relax and feel subdued. Some people may perceive calmness as weakness, when it absolutely is not that at all. You have to choose to be calm in this chaotic world – without getting walked all over – and that requires you to have a backbone.

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