There have been rumors for years that “Good Wife” stars Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi have been feuding behind the scenes, as evidenced by the fact that the two shared no screen time from the middle of Season 4 through Panjabi’s departure in the Season 6 — and it had gotten to the point where the final goodbye between their characters, Alicia and Kalinda, sas supposed to look like they filmed the scene together, but was actually shot in with stand-ins and spliced together later.
Vulture recently caught up with Margulies at an event, where she denied any kind of feud exists.
“Right, I’ve heard about [the feud]. Who says that? It’s totally gossip. … I feel people just like to have gossip or make something into something that isn’t there,” says Margulies. “There’s no animosity on my part. It’s a shame, because I wonder if it was two men, when one finds out that he f***ed his best friend’s wife, if it would get that same attention, you know what I mean?”
It’s unclear if she’s referring to the “Good Wife” storyline in which Kalinda slept with Alicia’s husband Peter (Chris Noth). But Margulies also denies there was anything suspicious about shooting Kalinda’s farewell scene separately.
“It was shot the way [creator Robert King] wanted to shoot it, and the story line, too,” she says. “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.”
However, Panjabi wants to set the record straight on Twitter.
“@TheFallTV was not even in production at that time and I was in New York ready to film the scene!” writes the actress.