After a seven-year run on The Good Wife, three-time Emmy winner Julianna Margulies is more selective than ever about where she lands.

In joining The Morning Show as Laura Peterson, an anchor who, after being outed in the ’90s and losing her position at the titular show, re-emerges as one of the country’s top journalists, Margulies says the opportunity to portray an LGBTQ character at the top of her game was too good to pass up.

Here, she discusses her chemistry with on-screen love interest Reese Witherspoon, a powerplay with Jennifer Aniston and the feeling of portraying extreme confidence.DEADLINE: You can be really discerning in terms of work at this point in your career.