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In our current climate, a great political TV show and/or film can be a great way to highlight important issues in a dramatically powerful way that resonates with television critics and audiences. The Good Fight, a spin-off/sequel to The Good Wife, may be this show given how well received it has been since its premiere in 2017. Cush Jumbo, who plays Lucca Quinn in this television series, gave an interview to Collider about The Good Fight.
Cush Jumbo said this on what it means to be on a show that features women and people of colour in major roles:
“It’s something that has been significant since we began the spin-off. The very fact that this show is based in an African American law firm has never been done before on television. Diane Lockhart was in the minority, when we began the show in that firm.”
“It was a new direction. And to come to work every day and have all these black background milling around to make our law firm, as an actor of color, that’s a really unusual make-up of a set, so you can’t help but notice it […] As the show has gone on, the Kings have just kept on recruiting the best talent they could.”
“The regular cast that we’ve ended up with is just the regular cast that we’ve ended up with, and it just so happens to reflect society, which I think is incredible […] The Kings’ starting point is always just to have the best actors that they can have. I want to be in the best show on television, and I want to do the best work that I can do.”
“And none of us wants any of that to do with the way we look or who we are, but it also should be commented on and should be talked about because we’re one of the only shows doing it. They’re not all talk. They actually are doing it, so you can’t help but notice it. You can’t help but be proud of it.”
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