As a wife and mother of one, Julianna Margulies never envisioned herself showing compassion for a woman who supports her husband following an affair — until she stepped into the role in her latest series The Good Wife.

“My reaction would have been to get the hell out of there,” she explains. “Since I’ve been playing her, everything has changed.”

Her sudden change of heart is due in part to 20-month-old Kieran Lindsay, her son with husband Keith Lieberthal.

Life on the set of the show has stirred new feelings in all involved, including Kieran! “He’s still getting used to it,” the proud mama explains. “He’s a year and he doesn’t quite understand.” Case in point? Her son is still grasping the concept of a work day. “He says, ‘Mama work.’ And I say, ‘Yes, Mama is going to work now,'” Julianna says.

When the juggling of both her career and motherhood prove too much to bear, Julianna turns to her good friend, fellow actress — and mother-of-two — Kyra Sedgwick. “Kyra e-mailed me to say, ‘One scene at a time and you’ll get through it,'” she shares. Fortunately, Julianna, 43, is more than aware of the added comforts that balance the demands of an actress.

The Good Wife airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m.

Source: USA Today

— Anya