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Robert and Michelle King Praise Mary’s Work Ethic

Robert and Michelle King, the duo behind BrainDead (and another little show called The Good Wife), gave an interview with Entertainment Weekly and praised Mary’s work ethic and how much of an amazing person she is on and off the screen. Below is the excerpt:

Uniting all the themes is Winstead (Final Destination 3, 10 Cloverfield Lane), the 31-year-old actress whom the Kings praise for her presence on and off camera. “She’s a truly nice, genuine, grounded person on top of the fact that she can sell jokes,” says Michelle. “She can make unrealistic plot twists seem real.”

If that sounds familiar to King fans, there’s a good reason why. “What we got with Julianna Margulies on The Good Wife was not just someone who could do the comedy and do the drama, but was a leader on the set and kind of raised everybody else’s game,” says Robert. “And day players — she would raise their game by being so on the ball. We’ve lucked out with Mary Elizabeth Winstead. She does exactly the same thing. People come to the set, and if they don’t remember their lines, they go into the trailer at lunch and they quickly get off book. Because Mary is doing this five days a week, and then she comes in and hits it out the park.”