Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi, who played friends-turned-enemies on The Good Wife, were said to have been embroiled in an off-screen feud as well. Margulies claims that was never the case – but does Panjabi agree?

Julianna Margulies & Archie Panjabi Fight?

There have been rumors of a rift between Margulies and Panjabi for years, but the rumors reached a boiling point earlier this year after The Good Wife‘s sixth-season finale aired. In the episode, during Panjabi’s final scene as Kalinda that was opposite Margulies’ Florrick, it was obvious to viewers that it had been produced with a split screen.

Marguiles has recently claimed that the rumors of a feud are and always have been false. She explained away the fact that the actresses didn’t film the scene together, suggesting that it was either a producers’ decision or the result of Panjabi’s busy schedule.

“I’ve heard about [the feud]. Who says that? It’s totally gossip,” Margulies told Vulture. “I heard that question had been asked to Robert King. There’s no story there, sorry … I actually had heard [that rumor] and I feel that it has been talked about and answered. I feel people just like to have gossip or make something into something that isn’t there. There’s no animosity on my part. It’s a shame, because I wonder if it was two men, when one finds out that he fucked his best friend’s wife, if it would get that same attention, you know what I mean?”

As for that infamous scene, Margulies added, “It was shot the way Robert wanted to shoot it, and the story line, too,” she said. “You also have to remember, there’s difficulty … [Panjabi] was also doing another show, called The Fall. I went along with whatever Robert asked me to do and I did it happily.”

While Panjabi hasn’t explicitly said that there was a feud brewing between the two actresses, she has come out and countered Margulies’ claim that she was unable to shoot the scene with her in person.

“[The Fall] was not even in production at that time,” Panjabi tweeted Monday. “And I was in New York ready to film the scene!”

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