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‘The Good Wife’ Adds Love Interest for Eli Gold

Sep 21, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The new love interest on CBS’s “The Good Wife” comes with a long string of TV credits, including “Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives” and “The Mindy Project.” E! Online reports that Vanessa Williams is joining the show on a recurring basis.

“Williams will play Courtney Boalt, described as ‘an extremely successful, self-made businesswoman who is potentially interested in backing Peter Florrick’s campaign for president.’ While exploring Peter’s campaign, she meets Eli Gold and there’s a mutual attraction. She debuts in November,” the story reports.

Gold is played by Alan Cumming.

In a statement, executive producers Robert and Michelle King said: “There are very few names you can put side-by-side that make you laugh. Alan Cumming and Vanessa Williams are at the top of that list. We couldn’t be more excited.”

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  1. Why do they cast an obviously gay man as a straight man? It’s so obvious He’s gay. He cannot hide his gayness.

    • I have to admit that I have been thinking almost the same thing.

      But I have no problem with anyone being cast as anyone else, as long as they can play the part.

      Unfortunately, unless the Eli Gold character is intended to be a closeted gay with stereotypical mannerisms, Alan Cumming has be seriously miscast.

  2. @commenters, except he’s not gay. he’s bisexual. so…

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