The Things They Say: 4207707
"When The Good Wife came to me, it came in such a backhanded compliment: 'Ashley Judd was offered this script, but she's turning it down. Now, I'm going to give it to you, but first, we're going to Helen Hunt. And if Helen Hunt passes, it's all yours.' I wanted to hate it, because you know, 'F**k you! You didn't want me to begin with...' But my agent said a great thing: 'No one will know when they watch this show that Helen Hunt was offered it before you.'" Julianna Margulies on coming to terms with the fact she wasn't the first choice to play Alicia Florrick in hit Tv drama The Good Wife.