‘The Good Wife’ on Real-Life Political Scandal

Celebrity Q&A
on October 4, 2013

Since Julianna Margulies plays the wife of a cheating politician on “The Good Wife,” what does she think of some of the real-life wives who go through similar circumstances?
—Joy Greenwood, Omaha, Nebraska

“Complete compassion and empathy,” says Julianna Margulies, 47. Five years of playing the faithful wife of a former state attorney who went to prison after a humiliating scandal gave her a new perspective on real-life political couples who weather similar storms—and casual way the rest of the world often judges them. “Everyone being able to comment on someone’s downfall can be very damaging,” says the native of Spring Valley, New York.

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