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‘Good Girls’ star Retta has hope for character Ruby’s marriage

NBC’s “Good Girls” has been called “Breaking Bad with Women” — so that would make series star Retta its version of “Breaking Bad” chemistry maestro Walter White. “I was pre-med in college and I worked as a chemist at [a pharmaceutical company] for four years after that,” says Retta (her full name is Marietta Sangai Sirleaf). “But I don’t have the ambition of Walter White to start a criminal empire.” Retta did, though, have the ambition to act, and her career took off following her pharmaceutical career, primarily as a co-star on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.” Her role as Ruby opposite Christina Hendricks (Beth) and Mae Whitman (Annie) on “Good Girls” marks her first starring series role — t ...