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Alan Cumming Talks Citizenship, His Solo Show & More

05/25/2011 03:33 pm 15:33:32 | Updated Jul 25, 2011

At a café in his home base of New York, his two dogs in tow, Alan Cumming's speaking into his cell while eating a mixed salad and brown rice. Through the munching, his thick Scottish accent comes as a jolt; on the Chicago-set CBS drama The Good Wife, he nails a gleefully ruthless American campaign manager. (His character, Eli Gold, was modeled after our new mayor: "tightly wound, angry, Jewish," Cumming says with a laugh, adding that he's found it shocking to learn how Chicago "kind of prides itself on its corruption.") On May 28 at the Harris Theater, the actor-singer will perform his solo cabaret show, I Bought a Blue Car Today.

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