‘The Hot Zone’s’ Julianna Margulies takes on a deadly virus in National Geographic miniseries

LA Times - 05-22


Julianna Margulies was terrified. The actress, who has built a roster of formidable characters in her versatile career, including the dedicated nurse Carol Hathaway in “ER” and courageous attorney Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife,” felt out of control at one point in taking on the role of Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax, based on the real-life, no-nonsense scientist at the center of a life-threatening battle in National Geographic’s miniseries “The Hot Zone.”