By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by CBS The Good Wife)
The blockbuster critically acclaimed CBS television program “The Good Wife” shocked fans Sunday, March 23. Josh Charles (Will Gardner) decided not to renew his contract with “The Good Wife” and Josh, his family, friends and the executives kept this secret for one year.
It happened suddenly. Shot by his client (Jeffrey Grant) during a courtroom scene,
Will exited with a bang.
The television promos hint that Will Gardner was deliberately murdered and not a random act.
There are so many ways to write an actor out of a script. Josh could have moved to Tahiti or sentenced to prison. Because of all the attention Josh received, his popularity should soar as an actor.
As the romantic lead. Josh Charles became an important part of the drama. Fans, engrossed in the plot, felt an emotional bond with the characters.
The fan’s intense reaction was a surprise.
Josh plans to spend more time on the other side of the cameras as director and looks forward to continuing his involvement in “The Good Wife”. He acted and directed segments of the program since last year (2013).
Actors fight and work hard to make the star status, then they want more.
After all the effort to become the character, that inner satisfaction with their work has different meanings to each person.
Josh appears in the March 30 episode in his dual roles.
There are so many times when a successful actor/actress decides to opt out of their hit television program as with Kyra Sedgwick-“The Closer”, Hugh Laurie- “House”, George Clooney- “ER”, Charles Sheen- “Two-and-a-half men” and many others.
On April 15, Josh appears on “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central portraying a fast food manager.
Josh appears in the independent film “I Smile Back” with Sarah Silverman. His other film “Bird People”, is set in Paris and directed by Pascale Ferran (“Lady Chatterley”).
The strong award-winning cast includes Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Julianna Margulies, who has achieved success in television, theater and film. Julianna is on the cover of “MORE”
Emmy Award-winning actress, Archie Panjabi, currently stars as Kalinda Sharma.
Josh Charles received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “The Good Wife.”
Josh Charles co-starred in season one of “In Treatment” as Jake, the emotionally explosive husband struggling to save his marriage. For two seasons, Charles starred as sports anchor Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series “Sports Night,” for which the cast earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination.
“The Good Wife” airs on Sundays.
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