Julianna Margulies was nominated for the the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her role in "The Good Wife." She gave Ellen the inside scoop on how the stars bring their A-game to the red carpet.

"It’s a little nerve-racking. You have to have fun and not take yourself too seriously, but I was given a trick that has helped me tremendously walking down with the photographers, because we’re actors, we’re not models, but you know all these people have spent time making dresses. You’re supposed to show them off and you’re told how to stand. So I think it was Robert De Niro who told this to someone who told this to someone which is... Whenever you’re in front of the cameras… if you hum a song, somehow it just makes you happy and you always smile."

Watch Julianna show Ellen how she does it!

 

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Richard
194 days ago

As a country musician since my teens, I have been on a variety of stages performing and putting my whole heart into songs. I learned from a freind that I always looked miserable on stage. We concluded that I needed to smile more. So, he was at the next performance and during break said, "Dxmn, can't you at least smile inbetween the songs?" My reply was argumentative in that I thought I had been smiling. But the dim lights and my dark eyes make me look like a character from a Hollywood horror flick. So, I figured it out. If I place my top teeth on my bottom lip, from anywhere in the room I look like I am smiling and happy. I have tried this when I was not very happy about a situation and no one suspected that I was miserable or ready to chew nails. The neet thing is that if you are in the proximity of a microphone, no one has to hear you humming.

Just a thought to pass on. I've watched performers and they are so serious about their performance that it would seem they have no joy in it. It is rare I see them delight in the fact that they have an audience.

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Jenny B
194 days ago

Juliana is so beautiful and talented, but she looks SO thin! What is Hollywood doing to its actors???

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Phillip Moya
194 days ago

If you imagine everyone necked that seems to work for me. If I was on the red carpet, I would follow Jennifer Lawrence. See i'm smiling just thinking about it.

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195 days ago

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Eileen Webb
195 days ago

This has nothing to do with her guest, but my 8 year old Granddaughter would like to know if Ellen would be interested in supporting the Girls Scouts of American & order some Girl Scout cookies from her? Her name is Tehya, she is in the 3rd Grade and has a goal of 4000 boxes to sell. She has her mind set to earn the IPad & it takes 4000 boxes to get it. We are in a brand new troop that just started Nov 2013, so the girls are working real hard to earn some money for their Troop and Donate money for other girls.
Thank you very much Ellen, what ever you could do to help would be greatly appreciated.
Eileen & Tehya

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