What makes for a good ensemble? It's the writing, of course. "Someone else writes the words," said Gretchen Mol, who plays the blond bombshell of a showgirl, Gillian Darmody on "Boardwalk Empire." The HBO series was honored for ensemble performance for a drama series. "It's always a surprise from week to week. At the end of the day, it's really the writers in that room. I don't know how they come up with what they do. It's so bold and scary and I don't know how they get away with it."
Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
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