The actress was shocked when a recent script for the CBS drama called for her character Alicia Florrick to engage in oral sex with husband Peter (Chris Noth), but eventually came around to the idea when she realised what a positive thing it was for viewers to see.
"The first thing that went through my mind is, 'Oh dear God, how are we going to film this?' Then, 'Oh God, my father's going to watch the show'," Margulies recalled to More in a new interview.
"But I love it. I truly believe [Good Wife co-creator Michelle King] is instigating a sexual revolt for network television. I think it's brave, and I love to try things people haven't tried before."
Margulies went on to say that such scenes would have been more of a struggle for her to film when she was younger, adding that she has become more confident and comfortable with herself in recent years.
"I'm such a different person now than I was in my twenties. I had all these insecurities – about doing the right thing, about how people would perceive me," the 45-year-old said.
"It stopped me from having fun, where now I feel comfortable with who I am, no matter who's in the room. Now this is me, take it or leave it. ... That's the beauty of growing up."
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