"I have a great sense of closure. I'm just really proud that there's somebody to represent "Damages." I'm honored that it's me -- but I think of our writers -- I certainly would not be here without them. It's rare to have a woman my age playing someone as fascinating as her.
On heading back to the awards circuit after "Abert Nobbs": "It's really funny, because you can sound ungrateful, but I find the red carpet the biggest challenge of all. It was wonderful to be able to get back to my life. Five of the six years I've been married, I've been doing "Damages," so it's a great new world to be able to spend more time with my husband.More on Emmy nominations 2012:
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