Speaking at a Television Critics Association press association, Julianna Margulies addressed the connection between her character on The Good Wife and Huma Abedin, the wife of politician-cum-amateur porn star Anthony Weiner. Saying that she “feels slightly bad,” Margulies called Weiner the “gift that keeps on giving.” Asked about Abedin herself, Margulies compared her appearance at the Carlos Danger news conference to her performance as Alicia Florrick:
She had the exact look that I tried to capture in the pilot when you first meet the Florricks and you see her standing behind her disgraced man. She had such a soul-less look. Her body was empty, her soul was somewhere else and she was just going through the motions.
For comparison, here is a photo of the two next to each other:
That’s Margulies in the 2009 pilot for The Good Wife looking eerily similar to Huma Abedin just last week.
Margulies also added that she has “complete compassion and empathy” for Abedin, but should certainly expect to see some as-inspired-by-Weiner plotlines on the next season of The Good Wife.