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Late Night: Julianna Margulies on 'steamy' premiere of 'The Good Wife'

September 2, 2011 |  6:49 am

Fans of "The Good Wife," listen up! Julianna Margulies paid a visit to "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday night, where she dropped some enticing hints about the show's season premiere on Sept. 25.

In case you'd forgotten, last season ended with Margulies' character, Alicia, heading into a hotel room with her longtime crush, Will. From the sound of it, the premiere picks up right where the finale left off. 

"There's a very steamy scene and it's a bit steamy, I have to say," Margulies said.

Letterman perked up at the repeated mention of the word "steamy." "Now, when you say 'steamy,' and you said it twice, I'm inclined to believe you that it's steamy. I guess I don't know what 'steam' is. Nudity?" he wondered.

Sorry, Dave. As Margulies explained, the episode will only include partial nudity.

Crack journalist that he is, Letterman pushed for more information. "Well, could we see, like a butt? Could we or not? Could we?"

"I think you can see a butt, but I don't know if you can see a whole butt," said Margulies, seemingly amused by Letterman's prurient line of questioning. "You're going to see a lot of thigh, and a lot of intimations."

"A lot of what?" Letterman asked, his glasses coated in a layer of condensation (or so it seemed).

So just how "steamy" is the sex scene? Well, here's a good indication: This is the first time that Margulies has told her husband not to watch. "It might just be too steamy," she warned him.

"Now everybody will tune in," Letterman predicted.

Mission accomplished.



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Photo: Julianna Margulies. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times.