Tracie Thoms

'Cold' cast Q & A

Tracie Thoms

In which decade would you want to live?

“It’s a toss-up between the ‘60s and the ‘70s. It was such a time of social change, and the music from the ‘60s and ‘70s moves me more than current music. I almost feel sometimes I was born in the wrong decade. I wanted to be a part of the civil rights movement, wanted to make a change and wanted to feel powerful and strong as an individual. “

The secret to a successful series is?

“A whole bunch of elements have to come together. You have to have a really great ensemble, you have to have imaginative writing that viewers don’t think they’ve seen before, and you have to have a hook.”

The best part of the job?

“We learn about different aspects of life. We’ll explore the tennis world in one show, and we’ll explore miners in Philly during the ‘40s in another show. We’re learning about a lot of aspects of life that I wouldn’t normally know about.”

The worst part?

“The challenge of our show is asking, ‘Did you do it?’ every week. … You can get ahead of it and try to phone it in, but you don’t want to do that.”

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