How The Good Fight Influenced The Way Its Cast Consumed News

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Andre Braugher, new to the Good Fight universe in season six as exuberant lawyer Ri’Chard Lane, didn’t have any habits to break or amend, admitting, “I’m not connected to the news at all.”

But the Brooklyn Nine-Nine alum revealed that’s nothing new.

“It’s sort of always been the case. I’ve never been a great television watcher,” Andre said. “I’ve made television my career, but I don’t follow it. I’ve missed some shows in my time. I’m part of a show, in essence, that I’ve missed, culture-wise. I had no association with The Good Wife or The Good Fight before I joined the cast because TV watching is just not what I do.”

John Slattery, who is also new to The Good Fight in season six as therapist Dr. Lyle Bettencourt, has worked to restrict his news consumption recently.

“I used to be very addicted to it,” the Mad Men alum said. “I don’t know whether I just got in a bad frame of mind, but a lot of the news is bad. Pick your issue. The country is very divided and bad news sells. I try to limit my exposure to it.”

In the end, John said, it all just became too overwhelming.

“You can find an outlet that’s going to agree with your point of view. I try to stay open-minded, but it’s a lot of information,” he expressed. “The cycle never ends. If you don’t shut it down, you get the crap kicked out of you.”

New episodes of the sixth and final season of The Good Fight drop Thursdays on Paramount+.

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