How you know Lisa Edelstein says more about you than it does about her. She’s been an activist, playwright and “celebutante” — or at least that’s what The New York Times Magazine called her as part of the 1980s cavalcade of party monster club kids. On screen, she’s played George Costanza’s squeeze on Seinfeld, a lesbian on Relativity, trans on Ally McBeal, Rob Lowe’s call girl on The West Wing and (most famously) Hugh Laurie’s foil and flame on House. Nowadays, Edelstein is center stage as the lead of Bravo’s dramedy Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which recently returned for its third season. We caught up with her to talk about sex, politics and travel — including exploring the real India, the fertile earth of Hawaii and places to find the ancient alongside the au courant.
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