The Good Wife season 4 picks up with the hottest string of storyline made for Archie Panjabi’s Emmy winning role as Kalinda Sharma. This fall, we are expected to meet her mysterious husband whom she has been dominantly aloof about in the past. TV Guide worked up an interview with the on-screen Kalinda where she dished the real score about The Good Wife’s new character, Nick — portrayed by Brit, actor Marc Warren.
- That close rapport came in handy for Warren’s first episode, which features both an intense moment of intimacy and a big fight scene between the two (former?) lovebirds. “We ended up doing 90 percent of [the stunts] ourselves because we really got into it,” she says. “I think I did hurt Marc quite a few times.”
- That combination of tender and tough moments will answer some burning questions, but may also incite new ones. “The audience will become like a fly on the wall in watching Kalinda out of the workplace and with somebody whom she’s had a very intimate relationship with,” Panjabi says. “They’ll be left to judge.”
- In addition to peeling back the layers to Kalinda, Panjabi says Nick stir the pot for the entire show this season and likens him to Season 2 troublemaker Blake Calamar (Scott Porter). Look for Nick to cross paths with Cary, Eli, Will and Lana, among others. “Things are going to start falling to pieces. From what I’ve read so far, he’s a force to be reckoned with,” she says. “She’s always helped her friends out so hopefully this year, they’ll all be there for her when she needs it.”
- Kalinda in need of help? After three years of maintaining her character’s tough exterior — minus a tearful elevator scene or two — Panjabi says Kalinda’s newfound vulnerability has taken her out of her comfort zone. “I sometimes feel like I’m not playing Kalinda because of the effect the Nick character has on her,” she says. “It’s like exercising certain muscles in the makeup of that character that haven’t been exercised before. You don’t feel very confident with it, but in the heat of the moment you let yourself go and wait and see what comes up.”
- The real test, she says, will be what the viewers think of the new Kalinda, and the man who helped make her who she is today. “I am just as nervous as, if not more than, when I first got the role of Kalinda,” she says. “I think it was necessary to take this next stage. But the reception is left in the hands of the audience now.”
Source: TV Guide