Don’t let that smile and Georgia guffaw fool you. Even before she played a character everyone had to hide the sweet tea from in Steel Magnolias, Julia Roberts has wandered Hollywood spritzed with the scent of Chanel No. 5 and DIVA JUICE. But now she says marriage has made her a reformed diva. Mmhmm. Continue reading
How professional of Archie Panjabi to pose with that fake smile on her face while she’s got a knife shoved deep into her back. And I’m in love with the lady in the background throwing a, “Well, well, well, look at these fake tricks acting all nice when just five minutes ago they were shanking each other in the parking lot” side-eye.
By now, everybody, even us hos who don’t watch The Good Wife, know that Julianna Marguiles and Archie Panjabi shot a scene separately in the show’s season six finale. (It was Archie’s last episode.) The rumor is that Julianna and Archie hate each other so much that they can’t do their jobs and they’d rather act with the air than act with each other. Julianna and Archie did the scene by themselves and they were spliced together in post-production. That scene was the first time in 40 episodes that their characters shared camera space together. The Good Wife’s creators denied that Archie and Julianna our the Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty of today. But Archie didn’t deny the “feud” when she was asked about it a few months ago. Cut to this past weekend at the New Yorker Festival when Julianna shat on the rumors of a feud.
As if it wasn’t painfully obvious by Julianna Margulies’ “Sorry, where am I supposed to be looking?” eyes, Archie Panjabi – aka the person who appears to be sitting beside her at that bar, who also has no idea where the fuck her eye line is – recently spoke about her final scene on The Good Wife and kind-of admitted that, yeah, they definitely didn’t film it together.
I’ve only seen a couple episodes of The Good Wife by accident, thanks to a remote with dying batteries combined with being too lazy to get off the couch and watch something else, but I didn’t have to see the finale last week to know it was a mess. Right away, people started whispering that it looked like Julianne and Archie pulled a green screen switcheroo for and shot their scenes on different days using stand-ins and some cut-and-paste technology. And that would make sense, since there have been rumors going around since Jesus times that those two can’t stand to be in the same room together. On Tuesday, UsWeekly cornered Archie at the premiere of San Andreas and asked her if her final scene with Julianna was bogus, and she burped up this vague answer:
“You know, I can’t answer that. It’s not fair for me to answer those decisions. As much as I want to. But those decisions are made by the producers. I’m not privy to those decisions. All I do know is I’m very grateful to the Kings for making the decision to cast me.”
That’s a lot of words to say “Was it that obvious I was saying my lines to bag of craft service table Cheetos in a wig?”
Damn, you know you truly hate someone if you can’t even pretend to drink tequila with them for the sake of collecting a check. Since it was Archie’s last show ever, does that mean they also had two going away parties that they spliced together afterwards? “Don’t touch the cake! We need that for the second group shot.”
Here’s Archie Panjabi at the premiere of San Andreas wearing some ‘bank manager on top, Game of Thrones on the bottom’ couture: