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EntertainmentJulianna Margulies was done 'protecting CBS' over real reason she hasn't gone on The Good Fight

00:45  22 may  2019
00:45  22 may  2019 Source:   ew.com

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Julianna Margulies reveals why she actually hasn ' t appeared on ' The Good Fight '. “While I was shooting The Hot Zone, [ The Good Wife and The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King] called me and said, ‘We think enough time’s gone by, the show’s got its own legs, we’d love to have Alicia

' The Good Wife' star Julianna Margulies explains why she hasn ' t been on the spin-off ' The Good Fight ,' saying she isn' t going to protect CBS anymore. But when she learned the network’s studio arm, which produces The Good Fight for CBS All Access, would not pay her what she earned on

In a new interview with EW Radio and Sirius XM’s Jessica Shaw, Julianna Margulies revealed why she turned down a request to guest star on this season of The Good Fight and how she was motivated by actresses who “don’t have the voice or the power” to speak up.

Margulies admitted that she finds it “crass” to talk about money but felt compelled to open up about an offer she received to do a three-episode arc opposite Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart). The actress is currently doing press for National Geographic’s adaptation of The Hot Zone, the 1994 nonfiction best-seller about the race to contain the Ebola virus in a Virginia research facility.

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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 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 said she “ really wanted to do it” but “the deal didn’ t happen.” The Emmy-winning actress is now opening up about the reasons the deal did not She elaborated to Deadline that she had not asked for more than her regular fee, which I hear was in line with what Margulies made on The Good Wife.

“While I was shooting The Hot Zone, [The Good Wife and The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King] called me and said, ‘We think enough time’s gone by, the show’s got its own legs, we’d love to have Alicia come back,” Margulies recalls. “I said, ‘Oh my God sign me up, I’m so excited. I get to work with my friends. Great writing. I miss Alicia.'”

Julianna Margulies was done 'protecting CBS' over real reason she hasn't gone on The Good Fight© Provided by TIME Inc. JEFFREY NEIRA/CBS But when she learned the network’s studio arm, which produces The Good Fight for CBS All Access, would not pay her what she earned on The Good Wife, she ended up saying no to the temporary gig.

“I wasn’t asking for $1 million. I wasn’t asking for $500,000 an episode. I was asking what I got paid on The Good Wife. So, a spin-off of my show, to play a character that created that show, was asking what she should get paid, and it wasn’t asking for the moon.”

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“ The Good Fight was the first original series to launch on CBS All Access and continues to be a major driver for our service as it heads into its upcoming fourth season,” said Julie McNamara, the Juliana Margulies was done ‘ protecting CBS ’ over real reason she hasn ’ t gone on The Good Fight .

Julianna Margulies was done ' protecting CBS ' over real reason she hasn ' t gone on The Good Fight . Julianna Margulies is revealing why she Julianna Margulies reveals why she actually hasn ' t appeared on ' The Good Fight '. Margulies continues: "I see that as part of my role in the business

“I hate talking about money,” adds Margulies. “I find it crass but we live now in a world where equal pay is a very important platform for all of us women who do everything in high heels and backwards. I love men but it’s got to stop. I am in an enviable position in that I can walk away from a job. I know how lucky I am that I can say no to a job.”

The actress also admitted that she’s frequently asked by reporters about possibly guest-starring on The Good Fight. She used to come up with stories for why she wasn’t doing it — but not anymore.

“I thought, Why am I protecting CBS? I said yes. They said no. And you know what? I need to pave the way for the next one coming up… I also know for a fact that any male star who is asked to come on a spin-off of their show would’ve been offered at least $500,000… I’m not angry, I just needed to speak my truth… If they were to ask me to go back on The Good Fight, paying me what my salary is, [I would be there] in a heartbeat.”

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“ The Good Fight was the first original series to launch on CBS All Access and continues to be a major driver for our service as it heads into its upcoming fourth season,” said Julie McNamara, the Juliana Margulies was done ‘ protecting CBS ’ over real reason she hasn ’ t gone on The Good Fight .

Julianna Margulies on CBS Not Paying Her What She Wanted to Appear on ‘ The Good Fight ': ‘I Getty Images. Julianna Margulies is opening up with more details about her decision to turn down I would get a guest-star salary if I went and did ‘SVU’ — it’s not my show. I wouldn’ t ask for what I got

Julianna Margulies was done 'protecting CBS' over real reason she hasn't gone on The Good Fight© Provided by TIME Inc. Julianna Margulies was done 'protecting CBS' over real reason she hasn't gone on 'The Good Fight'

Listen to more of Margulies’ interview above. The Hot Zone premieres May 27 on National Geographic.

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