Asked why she often played somewhat unsympathetic characters like Em, or Mackenzie in The Newsroom, Mortimer seemed taken aback.
Mortimer's not ashamed to admit that she's playing a more strategic game than Nan Kempner and Pat Buckley.
Mortimer drew laughs when she asked the man to repeat himself and then Deschanel jumped in and graciously cleaned up the mess.
masc. proper name and surname, from Mortemer, name of a place in Normandy.