After four seasons, Judith Light is gearing up to use her pipes for the upcoming two-hour musical finale of her hit comedy TV series “Transparent”.
Although she couldn’t reveal how the cast dealt with the exit of Jeffrey Tambor following his sexual harassment allegations, the 69-year-old actress sat down with ET Canada correspondent Keshia Chante to chat all about the musical movie that will wrap up the popular Amazon series.
“Amazon has been… I mean they have been extraordinary in terms of responding to Jill Soloway and Faith Soloway who have written this,” Light tells Chante of the finale. “It’s the most magical way and a great way to end this.”
Although “Transparent” may be coming to an end, audiences can get more of Light in the Lifetime movie “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story”, where she plays head nurse Matron Grady.
Based on true events, Christina Ricci stars as journalist Nellie Bly who went undercover in 1887 to investigate one of New York’s most notorious mental institutions.
“I knew about [Bly]. I’ve always been interested in women who were doing something avant-garde and this was, at the time,” Light says about the story. “She put herself in a circumstance that was shocking.”
“The bravery, the courage of that. It was really kind of remarkable,” she adds of Bly, played by Ricci.
The Emmy Award-winning actress says that following filming, she realized there are women in this world who are and we’re pinnacles and inspirations for all females, especially journalists.
“When you know women like that. In particularly, this time,” she explains. “When we’re talking about how women are movers and shakers in the world and we should be paying attention more than we ever had before.”
Tune-in to the premiere of “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story” Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Lifetime Canada.