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The Daily Beast: "The Good Wife's Scene-Stealer" (Archie Panjabi)

Archie Panjabi plays The Good Wife’s law firm snoop, Kalinda, and viewers are obsessed. “I don’t think there’s ever been a no-nonsense, bisexual investigator of Indian origin,” she says.

When Archie Panjabi won the Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress last year, many said, “WHO?” But to the millions who watch The Good Wife, and are obsessed with Panjabi’s mysterious, ass-kicking investigator character on the CBS legal drama, she was the Academy’s logical choice.

Over at The Daily Beast, I sit down with Archie Panjabi (in a private cabana at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, no less) to discuss playing the hard-edged Kalinda Sharma, the character's bisexuality, tonight's pivotal episode of The Good Wife, and why Panjabi will forever be a "breakout" star in my latest feature, entitled "The Good Wife's Scene-Stealer."

I'm curious though: why do you think viewers are so entranced by Panjabi's Kalinda?

I discussed this issue with Panjabi, but I'd love to hear your take on the character and the audience's engagement with Kalinda. Head to the comments section to discuss.

The Good Wife airs tonight at 10 pm ET/PT on CBS.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Archie's character Kalinda is gorgeous, mysterious and dangerous - what's not to like?
George Matusek said…
Kalinda always is a breath of fresh air in this series --- the stale air wafts in from subplots involving the troublesome teenagers --- ship those meddlesome kids off to a distant private school and get them out of the way! --- the complex legal machinations are enough to hold my interest.
Murph said…
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Murph said…
Trying again with the link...I've loved her since
A Good Year
Anonymous said…
She is a wonderful actress. First time I remember her was in "A Good Year" with Russell Crowe as his sassy Wall Street Adm Assistant.

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