Actress Lucy Liu joined the TODAY Show Tuesday morning to talk about her role as Dr. Joan Watson on the television series "Elementary" and life with her new son, Rockwell.
"Elementary," which airs on CBS, is a modern take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character Sherlock Holmes and has been on air since 2012. Liu told the TODAY Show that the relationship between her character and the title character has shifted from "sober companion," which was the original premise of the relationship between the two.
"I think that their relationship has finally come to a very even foundation where she's not his sober companion, so she's not trying to constantly help him, and he's not trying to constantly poke at her in that way," Liu said. "They're not just partners now, but they're really friends."
The Emmy Award-nominated actress also discussed her role behind the scenes as a director for a few episodes, which she said challenged her to think more creatively. "You get to see how much work goes into even clearing a name or putting something on paper," Liu said. "It's really involved, and it gives you a better idea of how things are done, how things are produced and created from a seed."
Along with her work in front of the camera and behind the scenes, Liu has taken on a new role recently—this time as a mother to Rockwell Lloyd Liu, her 68-day-old son who was brought into the world via gestational surrogate.
"Every day is just a miracle and a dream because everything is so different every day," Liu said.