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Margulies was third choice for Good Wife

1 of 2 Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
2 of 2 Margulies as Alicia Florrick
Margulies as Alicia Florrick

The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies has revealed that she was actually third choice to pay the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the drama series.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter the actress, who has won an Emmy for the role, said she came after Ashley Judd and Helen Hunt on the producers’ wish list.

She said “When The Good Wife came to me, it came in such a backhanded compliment. {They said} ‘So Ashley Judd was offered this script, but she’s turning it down’ adding that as long as Helen Hunt passed, she could go for the part.

“I was then reading [the script] sort of already defensive, and I wanted to hate it, because, you know, **** you, you didn’t want me to begin with,” she said. “And I’m like your sloppy thirds."

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