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Julianna Margulies Facebook Chat: Social Highlights

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 | 02:05pm
In a shocking twist on last night's episode, The Good Wife viewers had to say goodbye to Josh Charles' character, Will Gardner. After this dramatic ending we knew fans would be buzzing with questions. Why? What happens now? What's next for Alicia Florrick? Lucky for you, Julianna Margulies hosted a Facebook chat earlier this afternoon to answer all of these questions and more! When asked what role Julianna played in Josh's decision to leave, she explained that Josh was actually going to leave at the end of season 4 when his contract was up. It was her "begging" and asking the writers if they would be open to writing 15 episodes for him that this storyline came about. When asked if the writers told her about Will's death, "they are so respectful, they ran it by me first before bringing it to the Network, and Josh and I both thought it was a brilliant idea," Margulies wrote. What is Julianna's favorite scene that she shot with Josh? Well, that would be a "flashback of the two of them in New York, when they were out on the balcony and she tells him she's never been happier." We all remember THAT scene, right?! If not, here's a refresher. Julianna considers Josh a very close friend (she was actually the one who recommended him for this role!) So as much as she respects, supports and understands his choices, it's still "an extremely hard ride because, just like us, she's lost a best friend." When it comes to the question of what this means for Alicia and where she ends up, your guess is as good as Julianna's! Will's death "makes the character of Alicia have to move in a different direction and that is very exciting." How do she feel about the direction that the show will take from here? "I love these writers they are amazing at keeping us all on our toes and I trust the direction will be the right direction. Alicia is in for a big change." This isn't the last we see of Will Gardner. He'll be present in the next episode (516) and Josh Charles just finished directing episode 519! We can't to see it! Julianna signed off with a sentiment to all her fans saying "Thank you to everyone for writing in, I tried to answer as many questions as I could. I have to get back to work now, but I want you all to know that we are all very touched by the reaction, and for next week's show I highly suggest a box of tissues by your side. Have a great day! love, Julianna" Tune in next Sunday, 9/8c, to see the heart wrenching aftermath. Read the full chat here: