Julianna Margulies admitted she was asked to star on “The Good Fight” season 1, but declined because she “didn’t think it was fair” on the series or the cast.
The 52-year-old, who played Alicia Florrick on “The Good Wife” from 2009 to 2016, doesn’t rule out starring on the series in the future, but did say she didn’t feel like it was the right time when she was asked at first.
“The Good Fight” picked up one year after the events in the final episode of “The Good Wife”, so bosses clearly thought it would be a good idea to have the Alicia crossover.
However, Margulies told TVLine: “I really didn’t want to do it when they asked me in the first season, because I didn’t think that was fair [to the series or its cast, led by Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo and Rose Leslie].
“I felt like, ‘Get on your own two feet. Do your thing.’ Because if Alicia had come in, in the first season, it would have been [all] about Alicia and ‘The Good Wife’. And now it’s their show.”
She added when asked whether she would say ‘yes’ to starring on the show in the future, “I never say never to anything, because I think that’s silly.”
Margulies’ interview also saw her say that she’d watched “The Good Fight” pilot episode, but that’s where it ended.
The actress shared, “I said to [franchise creators] Robert and Michelle [King] recently that it’s hard for me to watch a law show right now, which is how I felt after ‘ER’.
“I couldn’t watch another medical show, because you go right back into [the mechanics of shooting a show like that]. It just takes you out of the show. I’ll binge watch it in a year or two.”