Just because Josh Charles asked for his character, Will Gardner, to be written out of ‘The Good Wife,’ that doesn’t mean that there’s any bad blood between himself, ex co-star Julianna Margulies, and showrunners Michelle and Robert King!
While Josh Charles has claimed that his departure from hit CBS procedural The Good Wife was amicable, it’s been a tough pill to swallow considering the utter despair from fans following character Will Gardner’s death. However, HollywoodLife.com now has the exclusive proof that Josh has been telling the truth, and that there appears to be no bad blood! Josh, co-star Julianna Margulies, and — what appeared to be — showrunners Michelle and Robert King were spotted dining together on March 27 at the ultra-trendy ABC Kitchen in New York City.
Josh Charles & Julianna Margulies Dine Together: No Bad Blood After Josh’s Shocking ‘Good Wife’ Exit
An eyewitness at ABC Kitchen spotted the Good Wife stars at a table of approximately 20 people, and our source told HollywoodLife.com exclusively they were all laughing and having a good time — definitely not the sign of a cast and crew in discord following the departure of a beloved character (and actor)! Don’t you just love seeing their shiny, happy faces? Hilariously, our HollywoodLife.com source reported that he was surprised that Josh had such a “gravitas” about him in person.
Josh’s character Will Gardner was written out of the show at the actor’s request in the Season 5 episode “Dramatics, Your Honor,” in a plot twist that had him shot twice by his deranged client, Jeffrey Grant (Hunter Parrish).
Fans were totally shocked, and nigh inconsolable — after all, this is something you’d expect from a supernatural teen drama (looking at you, Teen Wolf; Vampire Diaries); not a legal drama whose writing has always retained a high level of realism and has generally strayed from unnecessary overdramatics.
Josh Charles Requested To Be Written Out Of ‘The Good Wife’
Josh has told a number of outlets that he felt it was his time to leave the show and explore other opportunities. His apparent fear of being typecast is a legitimate concern; after all, we certainly can’t separate Josh Charles from the dashing Will Gardner. However, is being typecast as a handsome, competent lawyer who doesn’t take “no” for an answer and who has smoking chemistry with his female co-star such a bad thing?
However, distraught fans will be eased into the loss of Will Gardner in this week’s episode, “The Last Call,” where we will see Josh play Will Gardner in flashbacks, as well as see how the other characters deal with the fallout from his tragic death. Bring tissues.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Happy to see that all is well among the cast and showrunners of The Good Wife? Still kinda mad that Will was killed off instead of simply written out with the chance of future cameos? Vote and comment below!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner