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W HILE MOST OF US STOP pulling late nights after college, Sarah Steele finds her role of gutsy lawyer Marissa Gold on The Good Fight shooting well into the wee hours. “A few Fridays ago, we finished at 2:30 a.m. and I’m often in the makeup chair by 5 a.m. on a Monday,” says the 33-year-old Pittsburgh native, who got her start on The Good Wife , a gig that was supposed to last three episodes while she was studying at Columbia University. The rest, as they say, is spinoff history. “On the last day of shooting on The Good Wife , I went up to Christine Baranski and told her that I was going to miss everyone so much. She looked at me and said, ‘There are no goodbyes in this business,’ and we’ve ended up on The Good Fight for six years!” After a Sarah Steele Hot yoga. Rooftop crafts parties. A secret brunch spot. How The Good Fight actress enjoys her day off BY MARIA NEUMAN 24 Hours with ...
9:00 a.m. On Saturdays I love to sleep in but try not to go too late so I’ll stay on schedule for the week. Since starting to shoot The Good Fight, I’ve lived all over Brooklyn, but I recently moved to Brooklyn Heights. It’s right by Brooklyn Bridge Park and known for being pretty quiet, which is fine by me. Plus, two of my best friends live a few blocks away. 9:15 a.m. I’m a yoga junkie. There’s a studio right by me called Heatwise, and I try to go at least three times a week. I store my mat there so it’s easy for me to drop in. I like to practice in the morning and find it is the perfect thing to quiet my thoughts and get me in the flow. Since it’s hot yoga, you’re so sweaty at the end that you can’t even leave the building without showering after class. 11:00 a.m. Lately I’ve been cooking for myself during the week, and I try to get most of the ingredients from my local farmer’s market, Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket. I pick up everything from turkey burgers and eggs to my veggies. Noon My partner, who lives in Greenpoint, comes across town and we’ll go to this certain brunch place right near my apartment. Sorry, I’m not going to say the name because it’s a total gem and we don’t want it to get too crowded. [ Laughs. ] We don’t even bring friends there! Every time, I order the eggs torta with avocado and chorizo, coffee, and maybe a brunch cocktail.
Steele (right) takes in her rooftop view with a pal.
week in the courtroom, her week- ends in Brooklyn are decidedly more laidback. From the yoga mat to the movies, she takes us through a typical day.
THE GOOD FIGHT streams on Paramount +
JULY/AUGUST • 2022
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