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Margo Martindale on Starring in New Amazon Drama

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:51 PM, January 13, 2017

Aired June 6, 2017

Three-time Emmy winner Margo Martindale (“Justified,” “Dexter”) is back on another buzzworthy show, this time Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete,” and she stopped by to dish with Rach about the Bryan Cranston-scribed drama.

Margo plays a grandma who is thrilled to have her grandson (played by Giovanni Ribisi) show up after 20 years missing, but is it really him?

She says of the show’s origins, “It’s based on an Emmy speech [Bryan] gave, about being kind of lost as a teenager. His nickname was ‘Sneaky Pete.’ And somebody called him the next day and said, ‘I think there’s a series in that.’ It’s about con artists, and I might have a little bit of that in me too.”

The TV and film veteran also reminisced with Rach about her long history on the screen, sharing a funny story about her very first film, “Days of Thunder.”

Margo played the racetrack timekeeper, and she said she was mystified when one of the film’s leads, Robert Duvall, kept inviting her to lunch.

“Finally, when we were flying home for Christmas, I was sitting next to him on the plane, and he said, ‘What are you doing on this plane?’ I said, ‘I’m going home for Christmas.’ He said, ‘You mean, you’re not the real pit girl?’ I said, ‘I’m an actress.’ He said, ‘Oh.’”

Watch the video to hear her talk about her Emmys, cooking classic Southern food for New Year’s Day, and filming ‘Practical Magic’ with Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock in Washington state’s stunning San Juan Islands.

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