ulianna Margulies was offered to reprise her role from The Good Wife
in the CBS spinoff, titled The Good Fight
, in a three-episode story arc.
Unfortunately for her fans, the actress was forced to turn down the proposal, for a reason you would probably not have guessed. Instead of receiving the same pay as she did on The Good Wife, she was only offered the same pay as any other guest star would, even though she was the lead actress of the original series.
"I’m not a guest star," Margulies explained to Deadline. "I started the whole thing with The Good Wife. I wanted to be paid my worth and stand up for equal pay. If Jon Hamm came back for a Mad Men spinoff or Kiefer Sutherland wanted to do a 24 spinoff, they would be paid."
"To be perfectly honest, I was shocked. I was more surprised than hurt. I thought, what are you worth? If you are worthless, if you are not valued for your work, then what's the point?"
Since then, Julianna Margulies
has been applauded on social media platforms, many saying that she was right to stand her ground, not only as a woman, but as an artist.
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