Actor Erich Bergen on the end of ‘Madam Secretary’ series
Only on the “CBS This Morning” podcast, actor Erich Bergen joins CBS News’ Jamie Wax ahead of Sunday’s series finale of “Madam Secretary” on CBS. He discusses how portraying Blake, the assistant to former Secretary of State and now President Elizabeth McCord (played by Tea Leoni), has been the job of a lifetime and how his character’s monologue coming out as bisexual continues to resonate with fans. Bergen shares how his impression of “Jersey Boys” film director Clint Eastwood landed him his role on the television series. Bergen, who played Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons in the traveling company of “Jersey Boys” the musical, discusses how he was fired before he got the chance to perform on Broadway but was grateful to reprise the role in the movie adaptation. He says he doesn’t wait for the phone to ring and looks for ways to create his own opportunities in the entertainment business.