“I’m so new to television but what I am learning is, how challenging playing a character on television is. With a film you have a script and you have it for three months, and you put all your effort into that character. But with television, you really have no idea where that character is going to go. When I was told the first season was nine months, I found that quite worrying. What am I going to do, how am I going to plant the seeds of what’s going to happen to her? It’s like, have you got a character breakdown, what’s going to happen in season, you know the next few episodes. No, it doesn’t work like that. You just have to allow your character to grow. I guess I just sat back and thought, well that’s how real life is isn’t it? People evolve and change and it depends on the situations and the people they interact with. And so I’ve kind of just let her do what she wants, and see what happens.”—ARCHIE PANJABI, Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife. “America in Primetime” is a must-watch for anybody who considers themselves a TV fan. I’m enthralled. (via chrisharnick)
“I think it would be safe to say that if you rounded up the crew and the rest of cast and asked them who’s the naughtiest when it comes to giggling while we’re shooting, it would probably be me. And I’m not saying that necessarily proudly, but I would say it’s a matter of fact. [laughs] It’s something I’m trying to work on, but certain people just make me laugh. I laugh with Jules. I laugh with Christine quite often. I laugh with Archie. I can’t help it. I certainly laughed a whole lot with Linda Emond [who played the military court judge].”—Josh Charles, Entertainment Weekly (via heartwarm-ed)
EW:Last question--You just made People‘s Sexiest Man Alive issue. I worry that Will’s so occupied with other things right now, we’re not going to see another sex scene anytime soon. Will we?
Josh Charles:I don’t know. I really can’t talk about that. There’s certainly enough sex on the show going around between the triangle over there in the state’s attorney’s office. I think we’re well-covered here on the show.
Okay so I started to think about Kalinda things and then I started to write them down which ended up having me vomit some of my ~*~feelings~*~ about Kalinda in reference to her relationship with Cary in some detail. Beware!
I believe Kalinda genuinely developed a strong affection towards Cary in Season 2, but after her fallout with Alicia, Kalinda made the decision to not depend or lean on others emotionally which included Cary and Will (i.e. “I never have to confide in anyone” - 2.22). I think Will understood her well enough to know not to push her or make any personal demands of her at the time. Maybe because he knew what she really needed most right then was space.
Cary on the other hand doesn’t get this about Kalinda yet. She was working through some serious emotional pain at the time and her response to personal problems is typically to draw inwards (“It’s not in my nature to talk” - 2.17). Unfortunately, Cary took her general coldness personally and hasn’t reacted well. He took it to mean that Kalinda had only desired his friendship when she needed help with Lockhart & Gardner cases or, more significantly, help with keeping her one-night-stand with Peter under wraps. As a result, Cary has come to no longer trust that any of Kalinda’s actions in relation to him are without ulterior motives. I hate his attitude. I see why he feels this way, but I hate it. I feel like a part of it may be coming from a spoiled and entitled place, but I’m hesitant to say so because I happen to like Cary’s character most of the time and would prefer not to think of him that way.
What struck me as significant about the few times Cary tried to call her out on playing games is that she reacted by getting upset and angry. It really bothered Kalinda that Cary would think of her that way. In the past, when others — people who aren’t Alicia or Cary — have said something about her character she disagrees with she usually appears unaffected and responds with amused sarcasm. But when it was Cary, his opinion mattered enough for her to explain herself or the situation. And when that didn’t work she told him to go to hell. I honestly can’t remember Kalinda reacting this emotionally with someone other than Alicia. (If I’m wrong, remind me!) For now, I don’t believe that Kalinda is going to go too far out of her way to correct him. I get the impression that Kalinda feels Cary should believe her simply because she tells him he’s wrong about her. To a certain extent, Kalinda values being honest — not open, but honest — with the people she is close to (even more so after her fallout with Alicia).
Their relationship isn’t perfect, but there is something substantial between them. In the end my The Good Wife OTP is Kalinda/Happiness and I think Kalinda could benefit from Cary’s lightness and mostly uncomplicated personality (right? or am I not giving him enough credit). I don’t care if it’s platonic or romantic, but I want happy Kalinda and Cary times again.