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Josh Charles Speaks Directly To

Josh Charles Speaks Directly To 'Good Wife' Fans

By JACKIE WILLIS

March 25, 2014

"Well, it's The Good Wife. He's dead," David Letterman announced during his chat with actor Josh Charles. Fans of The Good Wife were shocked on Sunday night when Will Gardner was killed off, but Josh told Letterman on Monday's Late Show that it was all part of the plan. He also spoke directly to his admirers.

"Yeah, we've known this since last year," the 42-year-old actor admitted. "It's been one of the greatest gigs for me in my entire career, but at the end of last year, my contract was up and I was just ready to kind of move on."

Josh did tell a few of his family members that could keep a secret, but even his neighbors were shocked to hear that his TV persona was no longer. "When I went out to -- I went downstairs, and I saw by our mailbox, the neighbors across the street, who I don't even know, had left my wife and I a really beautiful note just saying that we feel like a family member had died and we know this is just a TV show and all that. But it was, I have to say, I was very touched by it."

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He then spoke to The Good Wife fans directly, saying to camera, "A lot of the, you know, the response on Twitter has been much the same and I just want to say to the fans that, you know, I really appreciate all of your comments."

As for what's next for the actor, he confessed, "Oh, I have no plan."

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What would you like to see the actor in next?

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