How The Good Fight Offers a Break From Reality…With a Donald Trump Twist
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How The Good Fight Offers a Break From Reality…With a Donald Trump Twist

A new article about ‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 featuring a short interview of Rose has been released today on E! News :

For Rose Leslie, another actor from across the pond, The Good Fight’s political stories keep her informed. The former Game of Thrones star, who currently plays attorney Maia Rindell on the CBS All Access series, praised co-creators Robert and Michelle King for the way they bring in politics because “as a result it asks audiences to question their particularly values or beliefs, it doesn’t ram them down their throats.

But it makes one query that particular stance in life and I think that can only ever be a good thing and it can only ever bode well for conversations to happen and for one to have an open mind and to accept these opinions and question your own beliefs,” Leslie said during a recent phone interview. “I think that is incredibly important for the world we live in currently.”

The Good Fight drops new episodes Sundays on CBS All Access. (source)

‘The Good Fight’ 02×02 Screencaps
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‘The Good Fight’ 02×02 Screencaps

The second episode of The Good Fight Season 2 was released last night and it was full of many emotional scenes played brilliantly by Rose (wasn’t that ending so satisfying and the way the last line was delivered amazing ?). Head over to the gallery where 416 high-quality screen captures have been added !

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Rose in ‘TV & Satellite Week’
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Rose in ‘TV & Satellite Week’

The Good Fight Season 2 will premiere in the The UK next Thursday on More4, and a short article is dedicated to the show and Rose in the latest issue of ‘TV & Satellite Week’. You can read it below and find the scans in the gallery.

Most actresses would feel slightly miffed if their character was killed off from the biggest show on television. But you won’t find Rose Leslie complaining. The 31-year-old, who left Game of Thrones in 2014 when her wildling warrior Ygritte took an arrow through the heart, has never been short of work, and the Scottish actress returns to our screens this week in the second season of The Good Fight.

The spin-off from The Good Wife focuses on young lawyer Maia Rindell, played by Leslie, who we first met starting work at a large Chicago firm, Lockhard & Lee, alongside her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhard (Christine Baranski). However, it emerged that Maia’s father Henry (Paul Guilfoyle) was behind a Ponzi scheme that robbed hundreds of thousands of people – including Diane – of their life savings. The scandal forced Maia and Diane out of Lockhart & Lee to join a rival law firm. However, with the furore refusing to go away, the series one finale saw Maia arrested for helping cover up the scheme. As the new season opens, we find Maia due to face trial, and wearing an electronic tag, having already spent some time behind bars. However, Leslie believes that the ordeal has had a positive effect on her character. ’There is a strenghtening to her, and we see that reflected in her body langage. She isn’t taking any nonsense this time around.

Other storylines see Diane beginning to rebuild her marriage to Kurt (Gary Cole) after they nearly divorced in season one. Meanwhile, the Chicago lawyers become worried when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging, sparking a copycat murder that sets everyone on edge. Since getting her big break as housemaid Gwen in Downton Abbey, Leslie has since appeared in BBC1’s Luther and C4’s cult hit Utopia. But she admits most people still associate her with Game of Thrones, especially as she is now engaged to Kit Harington, who played her on-screen lover Jon Snow.

It was a great experience, but I think it’s important to change and not be associated with your character too much,’ she smiles. ’But I adored my time on that show. I loved wearing Ygritte’s armour and having a bow and arrow, and just being dirty and grubby. But I’ve been given some beautiful pieces to wear in The Good Fight. Maia has the most incredible wardrobe. I had the most beautiful Alexander McQueen two-piece and a Helmut Lang overcoat. So I’ve had a lot of fun in being able to wear clothes I would never have the change to in real life.’

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‘The Good Fight’ Is TV’s Audacious, Intersectional Answer to Life Under Trump
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‘The Good Fight’ Is TV’s Audacious, Intersectional Answer to Life Under Trump

More news today ! A great new article about ‘The Good Fight’ has been published by The Advocate today and it includes a short interview of Rose :

THE ADVOCATE – Leslie’s character, Maia Rindell, who is Diane’s goddaughter, is a lesbian. Trump’s disdain for LGBT people was made clear in his pick of dangerously homophobic Mike Pence as his right-hand man as well as his support of allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. But when Leslie took the role of an inexperienced attorney, marriage equality had been approved by the Supreme Court, President Obama was in office, and Maia’s sexuality was just an aspect of her character.

Leslie isn’t aware of any upcoming plotlines that put Maia’s sexuality front and center, but she’s inspired by the show’s willingness to go headlong into difficult subjects even when she personally feels overwhelmed by the news cycle.

With regards to her relationship and her love life, we haven’t seen a lot of kind of turmoil, so I think that is an incredibly interesting aspect in the storyline to explore,” Leslie says. “There was a moment where I just thought I wanted to bury my head in the sand because there was a sense of being overwhelmed [by the news]. However, I fundamentally believe in being informed.” (source)

Rose Leslie on Her ‘The Good Fight’ Evolution and Staying ‘Game of Thrones’ Spoiler Free
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Rose Leslie on Her ‘The Good Fight’ Evolution and Staying ‘Game of Thrones’ Spoiler Free

A new interview of Rose which you can read below has been released by E! Online today, and several new posters and HQ stills from ‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 Episode 2 have also been added to the gallery here, enjoy !

E! ONLINE – Rose Leslie is no stranger to playing characters facing indomitable odds on television, now her turn as Maia Rindell on The Good Fight has the actress facing them in a TV courtroom.Leslie made a splash on Downton Abbey as Gwen, a housemaid who longed for a better life outside of the downstairs. Her character eventually left the service industry with the help of Lady Sybil. To American viewers, she followed up Downton Abbey with Game of Thrones where she played Ygritte, the Wildling warrior and romantic interest for Jon Snow (played by her real-life fiancé Kit Harington). The character was adorned in furs with a dirt smudged face, slung bows and arrows and charged into battles with the best of them. Now, Leslie’s TV battles are little more civilized, but which does she find the more formidable character?

“Well, I think they’re two very, very different characters. The physique that one has to adopt in high heel shoes—automatically your shoulders are kind of pushed back because you’re trying to walk in them and your core strength is being used. I think that that informs the kind of body language on screen, and I think that as a formidable character it’s going to be hard to counteract that if you’re going to be, I don’t know, wrapped up in furs and running over a hill. I find both of them formidable in their own unique ways,” Leslie said.

With Maia, there’s a sharpness to the world of The Good Fight and the beautiful outfits we get to wear absolutely inform the kind of determination we have, kind of episodically speaking with all six court cases that we find ourselves in. So I think the shoes, the clothes and the hairstyles and the kind of badass outfits that we get to wear definitely help getting across as a formidable presence,” she continued.

Season one of The Good Fight ended with Leslie’s Maia Rindell facing arrest following several twists in the investigation into the financial scam perpetrated by Maia’s parents (played by Paul Guilfoyle and Bernadette Peters). Leslie’s character, a lawyer just out of law school, faced a baptism by fire during her first season. She’s changed by the experience.

She had an absolutely kind of awful time of it in season one…All aspects of her life were crumbling, and yet what I love and what has inspired me about her, is that she’s managed to kind of spin that incredibly traumatic experience into what essentially is the makings of her,” Leslie said. “I think that’s very noteworthy because in life it’s easier to admit defeat, but there has now been a turning point within Maia and a realization that the dilemma that she has managed to kind of get through has allowed for an opportunity for her to mature and evolve as a woman.

One thing that hasn’t changed about Maia is the way her sexual orientation is portrayed on screen. Maia is a lesbian on the series, but her sexuality does not define her. It’s just a matter of fact.

What I enjoyed about Maia is that yes, it doesn’t define her, it’s how I feel sexuality should always be portrayed on TV. So I feel that it is written and the way the character presents herself, I don’t necessarily feel responsibility simply because you are who you are and as a result there’s no need to project or kind of milk the situation or the sexuality. It just is what it is, and that simplicity is something that I hold in high regard because it should be accepted and one should move on and be regarded for their actions rather than their sexual orientation,” Leslie said.

Season two of the CBS All Access series will continue to mine the current political landscape for drama, but will also introduce a new layer: Lawyers are scared, not for their paycheck, but for their lives.

There’s an overarching sense within this season of the lawyers being targeted and killed by disgruntled clients and they all have their own reasons as well for targeting us as a law firm. I think the brilliance of undertone of fear and that makes people react in all sorts of different manners. And I think the challenges with Maia is for her to keep her head above it all, carry on working and carry on fighting for what she believes in. There’s a resolve to her character,” Leslie said. “She is kind of searching for a mentor and finds it in Liz Reddick [Audra McDonald] and I think that speaks volumes of her and who she wants to become and evolve into…She’s no longer the kind of vulnerable girl. There’s a transition that you see in her and that’s exciting to the audience as well.

Leslie has her own challenges as well. She’s in Brooklyn, New York filming The Good Fight while husband-to-be Harington is overseas filming the final season of Game of Thrones. The wedding planning is still ongoing, and figuring out “tiny little details” over FaceTime or email “is hard” and the distance “does make things a little bit trickier, but no, for the most part we agreed on most things,” she said with a laugh. “Which is good.

And a message to fans, one she made clear to her Good Fight cast and crew from the beginning: Don’t ask her for Game of Thrones spoilers.

Oh, Chris! I’ve hands down said from the beginning, sadly as season eight is now being shot I don’t want to know anything about Game of Thrones in terms of any spoilers and what the storyline is going to be. I want to be sitting down on my sofa along with the rest of world, as excited and as pumped. Genuinely, I don’t have a clue! I don’t have a clue and I’m very happy about that because all of this anticipation, all of this building up is just going to be so satisfying when we finally get to watch the first episode,” she said with a laugh. (source)

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‘The Good Fight’ 02×01 Screencaps
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‘The Good Fight’ 02×01 Screencaps

It’s finally here ! The first episode of The Good Fight Season 2 has been released this morning on the streaming platform CBS All Access. A new episode will be available each Sunday until May 27 – meanwhile, you can enjoy 447 HQ screencaps from the first episode in the gallery :

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I have also added many featurettes promoting the show’s second season in the Video Vault which you can which here, as well as two new videos from Rose’s photoshoot for Watch! Magazine here.

‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 News, First Stills & Promotional Pictures
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‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 News, First Stills & Promotional Pictures

As the show’s season premiere is getting closer (March 4th), more promotional content is being released ! Two gorgeous HQ promotional pictures and four HQ stills have been added to the gallery and you can read the synopsis for episode 02×01 below :

Episode 201: “Day 408”
Season two premiere. An unfortunate event brings the firm together, along with the prospect of a new name partner, Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald). Meanwhile, Diane struggles to grapple with the insanity of the world and Maia is confronted with another hurdle in her parents’ scandal. Erica Tazel, Jane Lynch, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jerry Adler and Paul Guilfoyle guest star.
Episode 201 will be available to stream on Sunday, March 4th.

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The creators of the show have also revealed the story behind Season 2 episodes’ titles :

Each episode of CBS All Access series The Good Fight‘s Season 2 will be named for how many days Donald Trump has been President of the United States. Like a hostage crisis, Robert King explained to Deadline. Which, he said, speaks very much to the state of mind of Christine Baranski’s character Diane, who will continue, in the second batch of episodes, to grapple with the insanity of a world in which Trump is POTUS.
The first episode, for instance, available March 4, is titled “Day 408.” Episode 2 is “Day 415,” for those keeping score. (source)

Finally, it has been announced recently that Amazon has acquired the show in a “Multi-Season International Licensing Agreement” :

Amazon Prime Video and CBS Studios International announced today a multi-season, licensing agreement for the CBS All Access premium series THE GOOD FIGHT across territories in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The agreement gives Amazon Prime Video the exclusive, first-window licensing rights to THE GOOD FIGHT in notable markets such as Belgium, France, Japan, Latin America, New Zealand, Portugal, South Korea and Turkey and exclusive second-window licensing rights for the series in other territories. (source)

‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 First Trailer & Posters
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‘The Good Fight’ Season 2 First Trailer & Posters

It’s finally here : the first trailer for the second season of The Good Fight ! Posters of the main characters have also been released, including one featuring Rose as a very fierce Maia Rindell, which you can now find in the gallery along with screencaps from the trailer. Reminder that the season premiere will be released on March 4th on CBS All Access !

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