Good Wife: Archie Panjabi responds to Julianna Margulies' comments
Archie Panjabi says she was ready to film the infamous Good Wife sequence that closed out season 6 of the hit CBS show, this despite new comments from star Julianna Margulies about the scene.
During a New Yorker Festival panel on Sunday, Margulies said a scheduling conflict on Panjabi’s side forced the actresses to shoot the final scene between their two characters separately. (Immediately following the Good Wife finale in May, rumors of a long-standing feud between Margulies and Panjabi resurfaced as reason for why the duo did not appear together on the show’s set for the moment.)
“It was shot the way Robert [King] wanted to shoot it, and the story line, too,” Margulies said on Sunday. “You also have to remember, there’s difficulty … [Panjabi] was also doing another show, called The Fall. I went along with whatever Robert asked me to do and I did it happily.”
But on Twitter, Panjabi wrote that she was not shooting The Fall during the time period that Margulies referenced. “I was in New York ready to film the scene!” she wrote.
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Over the last few seasons of The Good Wife, Margulies and Panjabi stopped appearing together in the same scenes. “I think that’s a question you need to ask the producers,” Panjabi told EW in May when asked why she had stopped sharing screen time with Margulies. “What is great is that relationship between the two women is one of the best relationships on TV, in terms of it being the most honest. Hopefully, you may see something of that before I leave.”
For her part, Margulies downplayed the rumored feud “totally gossip.”
“I heard that question had been asked to Robert King. There’s no story there, sorry … I actually had heard [that rumor] and I feel that it has been talked about and answered,” she said on Sunday. “I feel people just like to have gossip or make something into something that isn’t there. There’s no animosity on my part.”