Archie Panjabi’s Vague Comments About The ‘Good Wife’ Split Screen Controversy, Decoded

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05.27.15
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Quick background, one more time: This season’s finale of The Good Wife caused fans of the show to fly into an upper-middle-class tizzy, wondering if the dramatic final scene between Alicia Florrick (Juliana Margulies) and Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi) was shot via split screen, thus seemingly confirming that the two actresses hated each other too much to even be in the same room for one last brief scene where Kalinda says goodbye. People speculated and pointed at the television screens and wondered aloud, but there was never any official confirmation, other than a few media reports. Even then, we didn’t know the circumstances surrounding the decision.

And guess what: We still don’t! Although we kinda do have confirmation about the split screen thing, thanks to this hilariously vague non-denial denial Panjabi gave Us Weekly this week.

“You know, I can’t answer that,” she replied, when Us asked whether the final scene was shot in person with Margulies. “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,” she said.

Let’s go ahead and decode those sentence-by-sentence:

“You know, I can’t answer that.”

“Yes, it was a split screen.”

“It’s not fair for me to answer those decisions.”

“I want to talk about this so bad.”

“As much as I want to.”

“SO BAD.”

“But those decisions are made by the producers.”

“OH, THE STORIES I COULD TELL YOU.”

“I’m not privy to those decisions.”

“YOU WOULDN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT.”

“All I do know is I’m very grateful to the Kings for making the decision to cast me.”

“But I really like my career, so…”

(Via Us Weekly)

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