MARGULIES: It’s funny: When The Good Wife came to me, it came in such a backhanded compliment. “Ashley Judd was offered this script, but she’s turning it down. Now, I’m going to give it to you, but first, we’re going to Helen Hunt. And if Helen Hunt passes, it’s all yours.”
PAULSON: Sometimes I don’t want to read it when it comes that way.
MARGULIES: I wanted to hate it, because you know, “F– you! You didn’t want me to begin with.” The [Good Wife] writers always say: “No, we always wanted you. It’s just the studio wanted Helen Hunt!” But my agent said a great thing: “No one will know when they watch this show that Helen Hunt was offered it before you.”
DANES: I don’t ultimately begrudge another person getting a job. I really am very Zen about it. I’m meant to do it or I’m not.
RUSSELL: It’s such a fluid business.
I’ve added the season finale screencaps from The Good Wife to the Glamorous Julianna Margulies Gallery.
Awesome news – Julianna will be on Sundance’s “The Writer’s Room” on Monday May 19th at 11pm ET/PT- here’s a preview clip and some photos from the episode.