Archie Panjabi Opens Up About Controversial 'Good Wife' Finale Scene

by Philiana Ng 12:17 AM PDT, May 27, 2015
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Could this be the end of The Good Wife mystery?

Less than two weeks after a report suggested that Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi did not film their final scene together in the show’s May 10 finale, Panjabi is opening up about the controversy – sort of.

The scene in question shows Margulies’ Alicia Florrick and Panjabi’s Kalinda Sharma – characters who were once best friends – sharing one final conversation in a bar, though they never once touched or crossed into the other’s space, prompting fans to cry foul.

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At Tuesday’s San Andreas premiere in Hollywood, Panjabi didn’t exactly deny wide-spread speculation that she and Margulies filmed the scene separately.

“All I can say is this: the decision-making process is not something I’m privy to,” the 38-year-old actress told E! News.

Last week Panjabi had an equally diplomatic answer when ET posed the question during a sit-down interview for San Andreas. “I have to be diplomatic and say that’s a question you have to ask the producers,” she told ET.

The Good Wife creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King have yet to address the situation publicly, nor have CBS or CBS Television Studios.

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It seems Panjabi is already moving on from The Good Wife. In addition to starring in the big-screen disaster film San Andreas, in theaters Friday, she’s appearing in the British TV show Shetland.

Asked if she’d return to American television, Panjabi was clear about her intentions.

“I will be back,” she told ET. “I need to find the right project that's going to get me excited but definitely my eyes are open and my ears are listening."