- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Golden Globe-winning actress Julianna Margulies revealed Monday night that she had to take a step back from watching the news following President Trump’s 2016 election because she would wake up in a sweat “screaming.”

“The Good Wife” star told “The Late Show’s” Stephen Colbert that one particular nightmare in 2016 made her feel like she was going insane.

“One of the things I stopped doing was I do not read the news at night, because I was waking up in the middle of the night from nightmares of just screaming,” Ms. Margulies said.

“I was in a boardroom,” she continued. “There was a long table, and it was just the guy who’s in the Oval Office right now sitting there, and I walked in, and I was screaming, screaming, don’t you care about the next [generation]?! I mean, I was going crazy at him and screaming and yelling, and that was 2016.

“I woke up in a sweat and I went, ‘Oh, my God I’ve gone insane and I have to stop reading the news at night,’” she added.

Ms. Margulies said she now sticks to The New York Times, NPR and the occasional “PBS NewsHour” to stay informed, and little else.

Ms. Margulies, who is starring in the forthcoming National Geographic miniseries “The Hot Zone,” joked earlier in the segment that the 2016 election turned her to drinking.

With that, Mr. Colbert pulled out some glasses and poured what appeared to be bourbon.

“Cheers,” Ms. Margulies said before clinking her glass. “Here’s to better times.”

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