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Archie Panjabi Tries to Avoid Good Wife Controversy, Because No One Wants to Get on Julianna Margulies’s Bad Side

2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 - Arrivals
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Kalinda has finally come out of hiding. After six seasons on The Good Wife, Archie Panjabi is joining the upcoming season of NBC’s Blindspot. On the show, she’ll have a recurring role as the head of a division of the NSA, because Panjabi is still great at keeping secrets. This is her first broadcast role since leaving The Good Wife, and she exited amid growing rumors of tension with her co-star Julianna Margulies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Panjabi and Margulies stopped sharing scenes, and when they did appear together in the season-six finale, it was later revealed that they shot the scene separately.

When asked about the scene at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Panjabi dodged the question. “Look, I loved playing the role of Kalinda. I had such a great time on it. It’s something that’s very special to me,” she told reporters. “I’m so thrilled to be on another show. In terms of anything that happened on The Good Wife, I think its only respectful for it to stay on The Good Wife. It was time for me, for many reasons, to unzip the boots and step into another show.”

Archie Panjabi Avoids Good Wife Controversy