NEW YORK — Kerry Washington and her husband, actor Jon Hamm, have been a fixture on TV since their days on The Good Wife.
They are known for their dark comedic voices and are now a family, but their darkest hour may be ahead.
They have a show they want to make that will make them laugh and cry, but there is a price.
For the past two weeks, the actress and her fellow cast members have been undergoing a dark, sometimes violent episode, one that has left them deeply shaken.
They have seen their roles on the hit drama The Good Woman take on darker and more somber tones.
They have seen some of their co-stars on the series and their fans come to terms with their darkest moments, but they have never been more vulnerable.
The actress, who plays conniving prosecutor Diane Lane on the CBS drama, has spoken openly about the stress she has been under and how much she has felt like her life has changed for the better since her first season.
The first season was so good, she said.
I think we were really good at making it.
I mean, we did everything that we wanted to do and we made it.
We knew how to write it, we knew how much we loved each other and we knew that we were good people.
But we had a really difficult season.
And we did not get through it.
And then the second season, we didn’t have the same kind of chemistry.
We just didn’t gel.
And then the third season, it just got to the point where we just had to get through the whole season and not worry about the third year.
So that was really tough, but I think it has made us stronger, we know that we are going to be okay and we have learned to have more of a sense of humor and a sense that we have a lot of love in us.
The cast and crew are in the midst of a tough time, as the first season of The Good Women, which premieres Sunday night, has already faced harsh criticism for its portrayal of women in a sexist world.
The show has been criticized for its depiction of women and their lack of agency in the courtroom and in relationships.
It has also been accused of unfairly whitewashing and glamorizing white women, casting white actors in leading roles.
The ratings for the first two seasons of the show have been on a downward trajectory, with viewership dropping from an average of 2.7 million viewers per episode in its first season to an average low of 1.6 million viewers during its second season.
The series has been a ratings hit for CBS, which has said it will continue to expand the series to new territories.
But a backlash against the show has grown in recent weeks, as some of the cast and producers have spoken out about their fears of the negative effects of the series on their lives.
A number of cast and executive producers have issued statements expressing their concern over the series, including Hamm, who played a character named Burt Bachman on the first three seasons.
In an interview with Esquire magazine published Tuesday, Hamm, 51, said he had learned to “take the positives in life and not the negatives.”
He said he has not felt threatened by The Good Wives’ portrayal of female characters, and he said he felt more connected to the characters than he ever has.
“I think the show made me realize how vulnerable I am, and how I am vulnerable to what the world is going to give me,” Hamm said.
“I feel like that was a gift to me.”
Hamm said he was not surprised by the backlash, adding that he had experienced it in the past and felt he had to be the best person for the job.
“The world is a very dangerous place.
There are always things that are out there that are dangerous,” he said.
He added that he felt it was “very unfair” to portray the women portrayed on the show as the ones with “no agency.”
“That’s not true.
There’s no reason to stereotype them,” he added.
“They are people with the same struggles as everyone else.
And that’s why I am a tough person.
If you’re in that place where you have to be a good person, that’s a really bad place to be.”
Hamp also said that while he had been thinking about his next move in life, he was able to find peace in a new role on the upcoming drama The Crown.
He played a man who was recently elected to the British parliament, and his wife and children are in England.
He said that he hoped that by focusing on those people, the show would bring a sense to the world that it can be done.
“Hopefully we will all feel a little bit more comfortable with ourselves and with our abilities and our abilities to do the work that we need to do,” he told the magazine.