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Judd based ‘Missing’ character on friend at Harvard

Actress Ashley Judd was on “Good Morning America’’ on Thursday to talk about her new show, “Missing,’’ which is about a CIA-trained mom looking for her missing son. Judd told “GMA’’ host George Stephanopoulos that she based her character on a woman she met while studying at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. (Judd graduated with a midcareer master’s degree in Public Administration from the school in 2010.)

“Without having realized it,’’ Judd said, “I think I have partly based [my character] on a classmate who was with me at the Kennedy School. . . . There was a woman who was secretary of state in her country before she came to the Kennedy School. And I think that I kind of based [the character] Becca on her. She just [had] a really amazing presence. Her party would like for her to run for prime minister in her country. She’s got a lot of fear about something bad happening to her family, her children in particular being kidnapped.’’

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