The interview was posted a few days ago in preparation for last night’s episode but should still be read anyway!
So, this season has been insane. Where does it rank for you compared to what it’s been like over the past five seasons?
Yeah, every season has been very different. From the outside perspective, it may look like, okay, here’s “The Good Wife” as a whole. But certainly for me, personally and professionally, every season has been very different. This has been the most emotionally taxing season for me. Living in that head space for 10, 11, 12, 13 episodes has been incredibly emotionally taxing.
What was your reaction when you first heard this season would be so Cary-centric?
I got that script for the first episode with Cary going to jail, and it was just immediately trying to find the reality and the believability in the situation, and trying to research that, and diving full-head into it. One thing that is different about this season is it is serialized, moreso in that we follow one case over multiple episodes; in Seasons One through Five, we used to follow one case per episode.
So I knew that there was going to be an overarching kind of theme that [show creators] Robert and Michelle King had told me about, and that was “The Education of Cary Agos.” So I had a general sense. But when I read that first episode and he was going to jail, I knew I was going to be in for quite a ride.
The gallery has been updated with HD screencaptures of Matt Czuchry in the The Good Wife season six fall finale titled The Trial.
What an emotionally exhausting episode with an outstanding performance by Matt! He delivers consistently wonderful performances on the show each week but he blew it out of the water in last night’s episode and I’m anxious to see what’s going to happen to Cary now. What did you think of the episode?
Matt Czuchry was interviewed on the Big Show Star Phone a few days ago. You can listen to the interview on their website and read part of their article on the interview below.
Checking in on the Big Show #StarPhone this morning is “Mr College of Charleston 1998? pageant winner/co-star of the smash hit “The Good Wife” on CBS 2, Matt Czuchry.
Matt plays hot shot lawyer Cary Agos on “The Good Wife” along with a great cast – including Juliana Margulies, Chris Noth, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming, Michael J. Fox and so many more.
But don’t think we’re going to pass over that “Mr College of Charleston,” tidbit.
“It’s funny how opportunities come to you,” Matt explained. “It was a charity event. I went to the College of Charleston, and all the guys were joking about it, of course, backstage. But what you could win with it, I saw that there were acting classes. In that moment I was like, ‘I wanna win this thing, this is an opportunity!’”
Getting back on topic, morning show co-host Patty Steele has been following along since the beginning of ‘The Good Wife’ and is fascinated by Matt’s character.
“I think what’s so unique about it,” Matt says about ‘The Good Wife’, “you know we’re in our sixth season, and we’ve done well over 100 episodes and that people are still following the show and [are] interested in these characters really speaks to – hopefully – everybody on the show in terms of the writing, in terms of the cast coming to deliver.”
“It’s a rare thing for that to happen this late in the series,” Czuchry continued. “So I think that makes it pretty cool.”
Mothers always know when something is wrong with their kids.
“My mom commented,” said Matt Czuchry, one of the stars of CBS’ “The Good Wife” (Sunday, 9 p.m. EST), when his character was arrested on drug charges.
Czuchry said his mother noticed that he was bent over and seemed lower “because of the weight of what was going on.” He said she saw him channeling the stress that his character, lawyer Cary Agos, would be feeling by carrying himself differently.
Cary’s story line has been playing out this season with various wins and setbacks. His case is going to trial, and he’s been offered a plea deal.
In a recent phone interview, Czuchry said his character’s arc has been “challenging and rewarding and exciting and difficult.”
“Everything has been very taxing in order to make these scenes believable and interesting, where the audience is really feeling what your character is going through,” he said.
Sunday’s episode is the final one before “The Good Wife” goes on a break until January. Czuchry said it’s a big one.
“You can kind of point to specific (episodes) where things fundamentally change with the characters … and (there’s an) overall ripple effect,” he said. “I’ll be interested to see what the audience thinks.”
“The Good Wife” has a big cast with many moving parts. Series regulars include Julianna Margulies, who plays the lawyer-wife of a politician who spent time in prison for a sex scandal; Christine Baranski; Archie Panjabi; Alan Cumming; and Matthew Goode, with Chris Noth in a recurring role and Michael J. Fox among the guest stars.
Czuchry, who played Alexis Bledel’s college boyfriend on “Gilmore Girls,” says no matter how many scenes he’s had or hasn’t had, he always sees at it as a learning opportunity.
“I just saw I was surrounded by great actors. Then eventually it became all the guest stars that would come in as well,” Czuchry said. “I looked at that as ‘this is an opportunity to grow and learn and get better at my craft.’ That was an episode-by-episode thing regardless of what material there was or what the story line was. That was my goal, that was the focus and that still is.”
Matty talks with “Cary Agos” one of the stars of CBS’ The Good Wife..
Matt Czuchry appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael yesterday and someone was kind enough to upload his interview on YouTube. You can watch it below.
TVLine has gotten an exclusive episode still featuring Matt Czuchry and Julianna Margulies for Sunday’s The Good Wife midseason finale. You can view the picture below. Hopefully we will get an untagged HQ version of the picture soon!