Julianna Margulies Dishes On Her Good Wife Sacrifice

01/31/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
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The Good Wife has been very, very good to Julianna Margulies. Fresh on the heels of her Golden Globes and SAG Awards wins for best actress in a television drama, the former ER star tells the Times Online that she agreed to the role of Alicia Florrick reluctantly.

“When I took this job, I was very aware of what was involved,” Julianna, mom to 2-year-old Kieran Lindsay, explains.

“I was able to say to my husband, ‘The first year will be hell. You and I will barely see each other, and we’ll have to get a great nanny system down, and I am going to have to work out how all my spare time will only be with you and the baby.'”

There was also the question of where the series would be filmed. A West Coast location would have been a deal-breaker, Julianna, 43, reveals, noting, “I feel like a fish out of water in L.A.”

“In New York, no matter what happens, at the end of the day, I know I’m in my own home, in my own bed and with my family.”

Julianna has been married to Keith Leiberthal since 2007.

Source: Times Online

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emilyheskettphotography on

I love her!

Rachael on

That is a great show, loved it from the start! She’s great in it!

Maya on

I never thought she was ESP. Pretty during ER. I saw her at the GGs and SAGs – she gets better looking with age – beautiful!

Something About Baby on

Good for her for finding something that allows her to spend time with her husband and baby. Actors have crazy hours

Laura on

I have always thought she was pretty. She has aged nicely. It doesn’t look like she has had any work done to her face either, so she either has great genes or great beauty secrets!!

Lila on

I thought she was pretty on ER but she’s definitely more beautiful now. She looks amazing on The Good Wife (a great show) and really beautiful at the GGs and SAGs. It’s great for her that she can work in NYC where she’s at home.