Eric Idle

The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson

The Sunday Conversation: Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare." Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to UCLA's Royce Hall on Monday. On Wednesday, Wilson guest stars on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" as the mother of a troubled teen.

I see you've been popping into some high-profile TV dramas lately. What did you do on "The Good Wife"?

I did two episodes this season, really, really fun and they left it open-ended. My character is trying to steal Alicia [ Julianna Margulies] away from...

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