While Margulies "can understand" the criticism, she tells CBS Mornings that critics of her role are "all making assumptions as to who I am and what my past is and what all our pasts are." "I understand 100 percent that I can't play a different race, but I am an actress and I am supposed to embody another character," she said, according to E.T. "Whatever their sexuality is doesn't matter to me, the same way watching a gay person play a straight person (wouldn't)," she said. "Are you telling me that because I'm a mother, I can never play a woman who has never had a child? Or if you've never been married that you can never play a married woman? You have to be careful on where you're drawing the line there. We're actors. We're supposed to embody a character, regardless of their sexuality. When it comes to race and gender, that's a whole different story and I 100 percent agree with that. That's my stance on it."