'The Newsroom's' Emily Mortimer prefers dolls over Legos

Zap2it: How did you prepare for "The Newsroom" role as a producer in cable news?Emily Mortimer: I went for a morning at CNN here [in New York] and saw many shows get done. I sat in the control room. I went with our wonderful costume designer, Albert, who set the look. I went with him and said, 'Albert we are talking about these pencil skirts and nipped-in jackets.' I looked at this girl doing my job, and she's in jeans and a T-shirt. She's a normal person, but [my character] isn't, and he said, 'You are going to wear the pencil skirt and nipped-in jackets.' My friend, Shaminder Nahal, does exactly this job in England.Zap2it: What do you like to do with your kids?Emily Mortimer: With my 8-year-old boy, it is very hard to try to pretend to be interested in games where you have to do Legos. I can't do the sort of lingo...



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