Actor Josh Charles hit the big screen as a teenage star in movies like The Dead Poets Society and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead.
He later starred in Threesome and formed a following on the ABC sitcom Sports Night. Now, Josh is back on primetime television starring alongside Juliana Margulies and Chris Noth in the drama The Good Wife. Josh talks about the new show, his acting career and his newfound love of cooking.
Erin White: Greetings from Chicago
Josh Charles: I love Chicago!
EW: You'll have to come and catch an Oprah Show sometime.
JC: Oprah was my local newscaster growing up, so I grew up watching Oprah before she became "Oprah." She was my local newscaster on channel 13 in Baltimore. I watched her and Richard Shar on [the talk show] People Are Talking.
EW: So, you grew up in Baltimore. Do you get home often?
JC: I spent some time in L.A., but I'm back in New York full time now, and when I'm in New York it is so much easier to hop on the train. I go back a lot to see my family in the summer or go see some football games in the winter; it is great, I love it.
EW: New York is where your new TV show The Good Wife is being filmed, is that right?
JC: Yes, The Good Wife is being filmed here in New York, even though [the TV show] takes place in Chicago.
EW: Tell me about the show; it has a great cast—Juliana Margulies, Chris Noth and you.
JC: The opportunity came to me to be able to do a show with those people you just mentioned, and Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi, and it is a great group of actors that they assembled. It's also shooting here in the city where I live. I just thought the pilot was well-written by the Kings—Robert and Michelle— who created it. It feels very timely, and it feels like it is the kind of show that if we keep building on it, it can be really fun to do.