'The Good Wife' star Julianna Margulies.
A string of US political sex scandals provides juicy material for hit show The Good Wife and inspiration for lead actress Julianna Margulies.
Anyone who has seen a press conference where a politician’s wife stands quietly by him as he apologises for a sex scandal will have wondered: What is she really thinking and why is she putting up with this?
It is real-life dramas such as these that inspired the hit television series The Good Wife, which debuted in 2009 after former New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s prostitution scandal and the high-profile philandering of politicians such as former United States president Bill Clinton.
And they continue to be an unending source of creative fodder, especially given the exploits of disgraced American politicians Anthony Weiner and Spitzer in recent years.